Where The Real Tech Jobs Are In The U.S.

Mar 16, 2015 at 4:25 PM ET

As techies gather in Austin for SXSW, most are focused on Silicon Valley-based apps and start-ups that garner splashy investment rounds and news coverage. But America’s tech industry is more than easier ways to hail a cab or send your friend a picture. Across the U.S. scientists and engineers work on the technology behind space exploration, the future of manufacturing and satellite telecommunications.

Using data from the Brookings Institute Advanced Industries report, we looked across 50 different “advanced industries” — from aerospace products and industrial machinery to computer systems design — to see where the jobs are in the U.S. Note: California, home to Silicon Valley, didn’t even make the top five.