According to a recent report in the Denver Post, Colorado has a higher concentration of atmospheric and space scientists than other states — with a concentration, mostly in the Boulder and Larimer County areas, of 9.65 times the national average.
With both the National Center for Atmospheric Research headquarters and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration region office being located in Boulder, as well as the high science concentration at the University of Colorado – CU Boulder and , Colorado State University it’s little wonder why.
As of May, 2013, there were 1,800 atmospheric and space scientists in the state, the article reported, making an average annual wage of $94,400 — slightly above the national median income for that career field.
According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, atmospheric scientists study the weather and climate and how it impacts people and the earth. They mostly work in weather stations, offices, and laboratories. Employment in that career field is expected to grow 10 percent by 2020.
Other jobs with a high concentration of employment in Colorado, the Denver Post reported, include mining and geological engineers, geoscientists, bicycler repairers, sports officials, and slaughterers and meat packers. Each of these career fields reflect something unique about the state, including its extractive industry, its dedication to fitness, and its strong agricultural background.
Whether you’re a scientist, an engineer, you work in bicycle repair or sports, or one of the many other occupations drawn to Boulder Colorado, there’s a home and a neighborhood here that will be perfect for you. Housing Helpers knows the Boulder area and we’re looking forward to helping you find the place where you belong. If you’re looking for a Boulder Real Estate Company contact Housing Helpers to find out more about our services.