Rochester is doing pretty well when it comes to high tech jobs. Brookings Institution found Rochester ranks among top one-third of metros in percentage of STEM jobs. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Brookings decided to include STEM jobs that require technical skill, but do not require a bachelor’s degree, such as machinists and auto techs.
The chart above makes it clear why we care so much about STEM jobs. They pay more. The people in STEM jobs also invent things. These innovators are crucial to growing companies.
This is why I wish our local and state government would focus more on attracting STEM jobs than casino, retail and call center jobs.
Links of the Day:
– “There is no saving me.” Edward Snowden knew the risks.
– Booz Allen employs 25,000. Nearly half have top secret security clearances.
– Joining the ACC is a financial windfall for Syracuse University athletics.