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BLS predicts number of engineering jobs to grow

The number of engineering jobs in the U.S. is expected to expand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BLS predicted 3 percent job growth – or the creation of 67,200 new jobs – for the engineering field from 2017 to 2024, according to Design News.

The site also noted that the median annual wage for engineering jobs in 2016 was $76,870, greatly exceeding the median annual wage for all jobs in the U.S. of $36,200.

SmartAsset recently released their list of the best-paying cities for STEM professionals, based on an analysis of BLS data, KQED Science reported.

No. 1 on the list was the San-Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, metro area, which had an average pay for STEM workers of $105,920. The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio, and San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California, metro areas rounded out the top three.

However, a separate analysis by WalletHub looked at the best city for STEM workers for quality of life and job availability, in addition to pay. The San Francisco-Seattle area received the top slot, though Boston-Cambridge-Newton and Springfield, Massachusetts, metro area was ranked fifth, according to the source.