Demand Rising in Florida for STEM Degrees

TALLAHASSEE, FL:  Florida Governor Rick Scott announced more than 56,405 online job postings in STEM related fields for January 2013, up 15.2 percent over the same period last year.  According to the announcement, the ads targeted occupations for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; computer and mathematical occupations; and business and financial operations occupations. Online job demand for STEM was strongest in the large metro areas, led by Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Broward, Orange, Palm Beach and Duval counties.  Florida’s unemployment rate stands at 8.1 percent.