May 26, 2015

Houston Tops Texas Cities for STEM Graduates

Houston continues to prosper as a diverse city in jobs and economic growth. And the future's looking brighter every year.

In a study by economic research website NerdWallet, Houston is the fourth-best city to find a job in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. It makes sense when you consider the size of Houston and the diversity of industry with energy and medical at the top.

The study took several factors into consideration including annual mean wage for STEM jobs, median gross rent, and STEM jobs as a percentage of all occupations. Houston’s biggest boost was with median gross rent, finishing lower than all other cities in the top ten except Dayton, Ohio. Rent prices are starting to rise in Houston, however, so it stands to reason that more and more people moving to Houston will opt to purchase their homes.

The study found the median income of STEM jobs to be $94,766 per year, over $15,000 more than the national average for like jobs.

To learn more about the study and results, you can head over to the STEM study on NerdWallet. After that you can tease all your friends and family in Austin about one more thing Houston is winning at!