Vermont ranked 30th in Bloomberg's STEM Index. The state has
lost 3.35 percent of its science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs since 2001.
The ranking was based on STEM professionals as a percentage
Those nationwide (2012): 0.22%
The state's population (2011): 2.53%
The state's employed (2011): 4.52%
Separately, the average pay for STEM professionals in Vermont
was $67,661 in 2011. Software developers and those in systems software were the
highest-paid with an average salary of $96,410.