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Raleigh a top 10 place for STEM graduates

By Cathy Martin - Jul 08, 2014 - 4:00:00 pm

The Raleigh-Cary metro area ranked No. 8 on NerdWallet.com's list of best places for graduates in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the financial website analyzed criteria including annual pay for STEM jobs, median rent and availability of jobs in STEM industries.

The study cited N.C. State University's STEM education program, which helps teachers learn to prepare local students for work in the area's STEM-related companies upon graduation.

Best Places for STEM Graduates
view the report here

1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.

2. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash.

3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.V.

4. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

5. San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, Calif.

6. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas

7. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H.

8. Raleigh-Cary, N.C.

9. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo.

10. Dayton, Ohio

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