Dayton Regional STEM Center Featured in Nationwide STEM Study

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San Francisco, CA (July 9, 2014) – NerdWallet, a personal finance website, recently recognized the Dayton Regional STEM Center for its commitment to promoting STEM education in a study that found the Dayton metro as one of the best places for STEM graduates in the nation.

With so much demand to fill high-paying jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math, STEM graduates have many choices of great places to work. NerdWallet determined that Dayton is one of the best places for STEM workers based on the following criteria:
• Annual mean STEM wage
• Median gross rent
• Availability of STEM jobs
NerdWallet ranked Dayton as the 10th best place in the nation for STEM graduates. The annual mean wage for STEM employees in Dayton is $76,843.68 and STEM jobs make up 6.78% of all occupations in the city. Local organizations such as the Dayton Regional STEM Center help improve STEM education in the area. The Dayton Regional STEM center offers professional development opportunities for educators and helps them create and refine STEM curriculum. The center also offers a variety of other services.

“Dayton is a great place for STEM graduates to work and live,” said NerdWallet analyst Sreekar Jashti. “The city has considerable opportunities for STEM workers. Dayton also offers an affordable cost of living, which can be especially important to those early in their careers.”

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