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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Careers

Which STEM careers are in demand?

Below are the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers that are currently in high demand in Minnesota.

Careers Median Hourly Wage Tool tip help for wage data Median wage means the point at which half of all workers in the occupation earn less and half earn more. New employees are usually in the "earn less" half.
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Typical
Education Required
Computer and Information Systems Managers
67.79
$67.79 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
67.49
$67.49  
4
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Bachelor's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
57.43
$57.43  
4
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Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Research Scientists
64.00
$64.00 
3
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Graduate degree
Computer Systems Analysts
44.03
$44.03 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Information Security Analysts
46.65
$46.65  
4
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Bachelor's degree
Computer Programmers
39.72
$39.72  
4
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Bachelor's degree
Software Developers, Applications
46.58
$46.58 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Software Developers, Systems Software
51.99
$51.99 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Web Developers
38.09
$38.09 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Database Administrators
44.07
$44.07 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
40.26
$40.26 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Computer Network Architects
53.14
$53.14 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Computer User Support Specialists
26.30
$26.30 
5
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Associate's degree
Computer Network Support Specialists
29.16
$29.16 
5
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Associate's degree
Actuaries
49.50
$49.50 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Operations Research Analysts
41.01
$41.01 
4
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Bachelor's degree
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
40.24
$40.24 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Surveyors
32.13
$32.13 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Biomedical Engineers
54.72
$54.72 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers
43.41
$43.41 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Computer Hardware Engineers
51.24
$51.24 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Electrical Engineers
46.65
$46.65 
4
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Bachelor's degree
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
45.58
$45.58 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
42.86 (national data)
$42.86 (national data) 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety
44.19
$44.19 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineers
42.36
$42.36 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
40.17
$40.17 
5
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Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Civil Drafters
26.37
$26.37 
4
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Associate's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
30.64
$30.64 
3
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Associate's degree
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
29.90
$29.90 
5
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Associate's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.80
$24.80 
5
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Associate's degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
29.12
$29.12 
3
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Associate's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
33.52
$33.52 
3
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Graduate degree
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
40.93
$40.93 
4
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Graduate degree
Chemists
40.65
$40.65 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including
33.29
$33.29 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing,
38.19
$38.19 
3
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Bachelor's degree
Sales Engineers
43.65
$43.65 
4
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Bachelor's degree

Sources: 1. Department of Employment and Economic Development Occupational Employment Statistics (Median Hourly Wage), Occupations in Demand (Current Demand Indicator), Educational Requirements for Occupations (Typical Education Required).
2. Bureau of Labor Statistics STEM definition

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Women in STEM Careers

Although many STEM careers are male-dominated, some — such as accounting and health-related occupations — employ more women. And today, many traditionally male-dominated fields are actively recruiting women. Look for companies that make special efforts to diversify their workforce. Visit Women in STEM for more information and advice on this topic.