Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Ranked America's 5th most innovative city (Source: Forbes, 2012), it's not surprising that the Madison area has such a high concentration of jobs in the professional, scientific and technical services industries. Our highly educated and technical workforce is a big draw. In 2011, 8% of our labor force (26,290 jobs) worked for high-profile companies such as:

A creative, driven workforce

Madison recently ranked among the top 20 of America's leading creative class metros (Source: Atlantic Cities Magazine, July 2012). The area is a magnet for people with an intellectual focus on, and passion for, professional, scientific and technical disciplines. This highly educated workforce has heard the buzz about Madison (helped created it in fact) and they're here—in the schools, the universities and the numerous high-profile companies that do business here. In fact, graduation rates at all levels here top the national averages: Nearly 50% of Madison residents have at least a four-year degree.


As the largest university in the state, UW-Madison's culture and resources invigorate business beyond simply producing abundant scientific, technical and executive talent. The University's extensive research offerings, plus its science, technology and business leanings, both help seed new activity and spur the growth of existing companies.

UW-Madison is also home to one of the oldest computer science programs in the country, which was ranked ninth best in the nation in the 2007 U.S. News and World Report (Source: UW-Madison).

In 2011, UW-Madison spent $1.112 billion on research, ranking fourth in the country behind John Hopkins, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and University of Washington–Seattle. Source: NSF (FY 2011)

Madison College

While Madison College's $100 million expansion project at the Truax campus is a great boost for the area, this two-year college (formerly MATC) also offers a focused professional, scientific and technical services curriculum, providing career training for individuals in more than 144 programs including offerings in:

  • Architecture and construction.
  • Business, management and administration.
  • Information technology.
  • Science.
  • Technology.
  • Engineering.
  • Mathematics.

For more information on how the Madison area is a good fit for professional, scientific and technical services companies, please contact us.


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