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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 Need help? 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
Natural Sciences Managers
59.58
$59.58 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Operations Research Analysts
41.91
$41.91 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineers
43.46
$43.46 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Chemical Technicians
23.48
$23.48 
five stars High School or less
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.31
$29.31 
five stars Associate's degree
Biomedical Engineers
54.94
$54.94 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
41.42
$41.42 
five stars Graduate degree (any type)
Civil Engineers
44.27
$44.27 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers
69.10
$69.10 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
31.64
$31.64 
five stars Associate's degree
Landscape Architects
37.26
$37.26 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Conservation Scientists
30.49
$30.49 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
27.11
$27.11 
four stars Associate's degree
Environmental Engineering Technicians
23.80
$23.80 
four stars Associate's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
34.81
$34.81 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Health and Safety Engineers
44.38
$44.38 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Food Scientists
35.97
$35.97 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Actuaries
48.58
$48.58 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Surveyors
33.92
$33.92 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Microbiologists
32.17
$32.17 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Computer Hardware Engineers
51.80
$51.80 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists
36.18
$36.18 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
25.26
$25.26 
four stars Associate's degree
Electrical Engineers
48.15
$48.15 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Soil and Plant Scientists
33.19
$33.19 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Mechanical Engineers
39.62
$39.62 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
69.59
$69.59 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
41.80
$41.80 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
29.78
$29.78 
four stars Associate's degree
Electronics Engineers
48.35
$48.35 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Epidemiologists
35.62
$35.62 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
35.24
$35.24 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Hydrologists
38.26
$38.26 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Statisticians
41.93
$41.93 
three stars Graduate degree (any type)
Materials Scientists
38.98
$38.98 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Chemists
41.29
$41.29 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
28.80
$28.80 
three stars High School or less
Chemical Engineers
53.40
$53.40 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Biological Technicians
23.44
$23.44 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
32.38
$32.38 
three stars Associate's degree
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
30.91
$30.91 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
32.36
$32.36 
three stars 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.