State Library Ed. Note: Bend ranks #21among job locales with more than 4,000 positions.
Forget about San Jose.
Small, off-the-radar areas offer tech opportunities.Although salaries in the tech field are generally higher in larger metropolitan areas, a select group of less-populated cities can be considered hidden gems.
Using occupational data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bloomberg identified 30 smaller metro areas where both salaries and headcounts in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics increased at least twice as fast compared with the entire nation in 2018.