CENTRAL TEXAS - Central Texas ranks No. 2 in the nation for workers in jobs involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), according to the latest analysis by WalletHub.
The Austin area ranked No. 5 for the largest percentage of STEM workers and No. 7 for STEM-related employment growth. It also ranked No. 7 for the annual median wage of STEM workers factoring in the adjusted for cost of living, according to the report.
Central Texas ranked No. 13 in the number of job openings per capita for STEM graduates and No. 21 for the annual growth of median wages for such workers.
In the overall STEM job ranking, Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 23 and the San Antonio area ranked No. 48.
In Central Texas, 47 percent of the area's job openings were found to require STEM skills — the ninth-highest percentage in the study that compared 100 U.S. metro areas. Overall, local job openings took an average of 35 days to fill — the 41st-longest time in the study.
WalletHub analyzed the 100 most-populated metropolitan areas across 11 metrics to produce the report.
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