STEM Occupations

Description of Indicator
This indicator reports the number of STEM-based occupations in each of the three counties. They are categorized into architecture and engineering occupations; life, physical, and social science occupations; and computer and mathematical occupations. STEM occupation wages are also reported.

Why is it important?
As industries continue to become more reliant on automation and other new technologies, the need for STEM professionals increases.

How is the region performing?
In 2023, the number STEM-based occupations in the region decreased for the first time since 2020. Although architecture and engineering occupations as well as life, physical, and social science occupations increased from last year, computer and mathematical occupations did not. Overall, the region employs 9,977 STEM professionals. As for STEM occupation wages, all three categories offered higher wages than the regional average.