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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 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.
Current
Demand
Indicator
 Sort descending Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Typical
Education Required
Applications Software Developers
46.58
$46.58 
Bachelor's degree
Computer Systems Analysts
44.03
$44.03 
Bachelor's degree
Web Developers
38.09
$38.09 
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineers
42.36
$42.36 
Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
40.17
$40.17 
Bachelor's degree
Computer User Support Specialists
26.30
$26.30 
Associate's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers
67.79
$67.79 
Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.90
$29.90 
Associate's degree
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
40.26
$40.26 
Bachelor's degree
Systems Software Developers
51.99
$51.99 
Bachelor's degree
Computer Network Support Specialists
29.16
$29.16 
Associate's degree
Civil Engineers
43.41
$43.41 
Bachelor's degree
Computer Network Architects
53.14
$53.14 
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.80
$24.80 
Associate's degree
Electrical Engineers
46.65
$46.65 
Bachelor's degree
Information Security Analysts
46.65
$46.65 
Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
40.93
$40.93 
Graduate degree (any type)
Computer Programmers
39.72
$39.72 
Bachelor's degree
Operations Research Analysts
41.01
$41.01 
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
67.49
$67.49 
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Civil Drafters
26.37
$26.37 
Associate's degree
Sales Engineers
43.65
$43.65 
Bachelor's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
57.43
$57.43 
Bachelor's degree
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
38.19
$38.19 
Bachelor's degree
Electronics Engineers
45.58
$45.58 
Bachelor's degree
Chemists
40.65
$40.65 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists
33.29
$33.29 
Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
30.64
$30.64 
Associate's degree
Architects
40.24
$40.24 
Bachelor's degree
Surveyors
32.13
$32.13 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
42.86
$42.86 
Bachelor's degree
Computer Hardware Engineers
51.24
$51.24 
Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Scientists
64.00
$64.00 
Graduate degree (any type)
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
29.12
$29.12 
Associate's degree
Actuaries
49.50
$49.50 
Bachelor's degree
Health and Safety Engineers
44.19
$44.19 
Bachelor's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
33.52
$33.52 
Graduate degree (any type)
Database Administrators
44.07
$44.07 
Bachelor's degree
Biomedical Engineers
54.72
$54.72 
Bachelor's degree

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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.