Texas is home to more than three-quarters of a million great STEM jobs. In 2018, Texas will demand a total of 715,380 STEM jobs (up from 584,120 in 2008), an increase of 22% and five percent more than the national average. STEM jobs here are heavily focused on computer occupations (46% of Texas STEM jobs), engineering and engineering technicians (31%), followed by life sciences (13%). Learn more >
Led by fields such as computing, engineering, research, and physical science, estimates of job growth in STEM through 2024 are promising, significantly outpacing all other occupations. Approximately 80 percent of the fastest growing occupations are in STEM fields. In fact, Texas is expected to represent nearly 10 percent of future STEM opportunities in the nation.
Nine of the 20 biggest employers in Texas are STEM-related, representing millions of jobs around the state. Read the full list > In fact, 47% of area’s job openings were found to require STEM skills (9th highest percentage in the study that compared 100 U.S. metro areas).
- # 2 | UTexas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- # 3 | Shell Deepwater Development Inc., Houston, TX
- # 4 | Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX
- # 10 | Lockheed Martin Corp., Fort Worth, TX
- # 12 | DXC Technology Co., Plano, TX
- # 14 | NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
- # 15 | Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX
- # 16 | Vaccine Research Center, Houston, TX
- # 17 | Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, TX
In 2015, Central Texas ranked #2 in nation for workers in STEM jobs and #13 in number of job openings per capita for STEM graduates. The Austin area ranked #5 for largest percentage of STEM workers and #7 for STEM-related employment growth. Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio area also ranked in the top 50 US cities for number of overall STEM jobs. learn more >