Madison ranked 9th best city for newly graduated STEM professionals

According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — professions are expected to grow 10.8% between 2021 and 2031, compared to just 4.9% for all other occupations. In addition, the median annual STEM wage is $95,420, compared to $40,120 for all non-STEM occupations.

A new Wallethub study shows Madison is ranked the ninth best U.S. city for newly graduated STEM professionals to call home. The ranking looked at the 100 largest metro areas across 21 metrics such as per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to median wage growth for STEM jobs.