In yet another WalletHub study, Pittsburgh finds itself near the top of the list for its proliferation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related jobs.

In a global field where competition is, according to WalletHub, “fiercer than ever,” those trained for the fastest-growing professions need to know where to take their specific skills. WalletHub breaks down which cities out of the 100 most populated have the most lucrative markets based on such factors as number of STEM-related job openings per capita, annual median wage for STEM workers and projected number of STEM jobs that will be available in 2018.

Pittsburgh lands at a solid 11th place. While behind such cities as Houston (#1), Raleigh and Denver, Pittsburgh outranks Portland, Nashville and San Francisco.

WalletHub also reports that professions in STEM fields are projected to expand 1.7 times faster than other professions between 2008 and 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics put out an annual average wage for STEM workers this past April that was 71% higher than the national annual average wage for all jobs.

Pittsburgh also ranked #3 in the nation for Highest Housing Affordability for STEM workers, a sub-category within the study, and one of the metrics that determined overall rankings.

The full study can be found here.

Rebekah Zook

Rebekah Zook is a Duquesne grad and all-around story-telling enthusiast. A former fellow at WESA, she worked as a production assistant for their daily talk show. Most recently, she taught in the Propel...