Nationwide, jobs in science haven't seen the sharp decline followed by spectacular growth that has characterized, say, jobs in computing since 2001. Instead, they have made sober and steady gains, rising almost 16 percent since 2001 and five percent since 2009.
Some metro have seen far faster growth, however. If you're interested in a job in science, you might want to keep your eye on these five cities:
5. Raleigh, North Carolina