STEM occupations—science, technology, engineering, and math—are a pivotal part of a well-developed economy. We’ve written about STEM jobs before, including in-depth examinations of STEM jobs in each state here and here. But how can you measure their presence in your region? Encouraging their development requires knowing their strengths and weaknesses. To help solve this problem, we put together this video guide to finding STEM occupations in your region with Analyst, EMSI’s labor market data tool.
Finding the STEM occupations themselves is easy: just click on My Analyst and choose Occupation Groups, then go to the template groups tab and scroll down to “STEM Occupations.” You can see them in broad categories (eight occupation groups) or specific (88 detailed occupations). Clicking the group name will take you to a table of all the STEM occupations.
In the table, you can sort the occupations by location quotient to find the categories that are important to your region. You can also sort them by the number of jobs to see which have the largest presence in your region.
Data for this post came from Analyst, EMSI flagship online labor market data tool. For more information on how EMSI can help you understand your regional economy, contact Josh Wright. Follow EMSI on Twitter (@DesktopEcon) or check us out on LinkedIn and Facebook.