Washington state is a great place to live for a lot of reasons. If you're into the whole STEM idea you're in a great place as Washington state was just ranked 3rd place for best states for innovation.
WalletHub took into account 22 deciding factors, compared to Washington DC, to see where they land and Washington state ranked extremely high compared to other states.
Washington DC came in first place with Massachusettes in 2nd place.
Washington state is also great when separate factors are broken down including:
1st place for projected STEM-job demand by 2030
1st place for research and development spending per capita
2nd place for share of STEM professionals
7th place for venture-capital funding per capita
11th place for share of technology companies
If you're a STEM professional or really into science and technologies it'd be rough to live in a place like Mississippi, Louisiana and North Dakota as those are the last 3 places for this list. Not to say they're bad places however, when it comes to innovations for this list, they seem to keep doing things the old fashioned way. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. If the old fashioned way has worked so long for so many of these states I guess it's not up to us to have them catch up. Let them be. They're fine.
In the meantime, if you're in Washington state and are hoping to get into the STEM field for innovation and design and everything else, when it comes to looking how to further your career you needn't look further than our own backyard.
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