Mississippi ranked 51st in Bloomberg's STEM Index. The state
has lost 6.42 percent of its science, technology, engineering and
mathematics jobs since 2001.
The ranking was based on STEM professionals as a percentage
Those nationwide (2012): 0.43%
The state's population (2011): 1.08%
The state's employed (2011): 2.48%
Separately, the average pay for STEM professionals in
Mississippi was $60,452 in 2011. Geoscientists, not including hydrologists or
geographers, were the highest-paid with an average salary of $99,210.