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Guess Which States Are Best for Engineering Jobs

OK, Massachusetts was at the top of the list. But there were also surprises in the rankings from

Qmed Staff recently came out with a list of the best U.S. states to find an engineering job. 

Massachusetts was the top state, with 3.78 engineering jobs per 1000 people, 24,772 average quarterly jobs, and annual engineering jobs growth of 16.74%. That's not a huge surprise: Massachusetts ranks high for technology and innovation, and is one of the top three medical device hubs in the United States.

There were also some unexpected results, though, as related by Qmed's sister media site Design News

Delaware and New Hampshire, for example, beat Ohio and Texas.

Check out Design News' full slideshow of the results.

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Chris Newmarker is senior editor of Qmed and MPMN. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarker.

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