WalletHub: Seattle tops the list for best cities for STEM jobs

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It's no surprise that STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- jobs are multiplying by the day.

According to a 2017 analysis by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM jobs grew at double the rate of non-STEM jobs between 2009 and 2015.

STEM jobs are growing everywhere, but where are the hotspots, and where should you work in the field?

WalletHub released a ranking of the best cities for STEM jobs, determined by a set of 20 key metrics assigned points that were evenly distributed into three categories: professional opportunities, STEM-friendliness and quality of life.

Seattle topped the list for professional opportunities, which included metrics like job openings and employment growth.

Also included in the ranking was STEM-friendliness, like qualities of engineering schools and math scores. And quality of life, which included metrics like housing affordability -- Seattle did not make the top 10 for quality of life.

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