Miami Beach Named Top Ten STEM City

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Miami Beach Named Top Ten STEM City:

Livability.com survey looked at 2,000 cities 

Livability.com ranked the City of Miami Beach as one of the Top 10 Best Cities in the United States for STEM Workers in 2018. Nearly 13 percent of all jobs in our area are STEM-related. STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – positions here generate median income of $80,000 or nearly twice as much as the City’s overall median income. In Miami Beach those jobs are concentrated in the medical profession.
 
Criteria for the ranking include share of total STEM jobs, as well as median income for jobs in the category and in relation to the City’s median income. More than 2,000 cities were surveyed this year.
 
“Science, math, engineering and technology are no longer the so-called careers of the future, they are relevant and fundamental to tackling the most pressing issues of today,” noted Mayor Dan Gelber. “As we continue to combat climate change and work toward progressing in other key areas, our commitment in supporting these valuable fields within our community is steadfast.” 
  
“This ranking showcases a wide variety of cities with amazing STEM job opportunities,” noted Livability’s Managing Editor Winona Dimeo-Ediger. “We’re especially proud to highlight STEM hubs in unexpected places. Silicon Valley is well represented on the list, but cities like Albuquerque and Miami Beach might come as a surprise.”
 
Focusing on small to mid-size cities, Livability ranks the most livable cities, identifying great places to live, work, and visit. 
 
Photo:Felix Mizioznikov / Shutterstock.com
 
 

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