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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
Industrial Engineers
48.52
$48.52 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
39.76
$39.76 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
30.24
$30.24 
five stars Associate's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers
75.20
$75.20 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical Engineers
49.52
$49.52 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
49.53
$49.53 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
76.59
$76.59 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers
47.87
$47.87 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Sales Engineers
49.85
$49.85 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
30.89
$30.89 
four stars Associate's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
33.62
$33.62 
four stars Associate's degree
Architectural and Civil Drafters
30.21
$30.21 
three stars Associate's degree
Operations Research Analysts
39.96
$39.96 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
38.39
$38.39 
three stars Graduate degree (any type)
Mechanical Drafters
30.06
$30.06 
three stars Associate's degree
Environmental Scientists
40.18
$40.18 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.83
$30.83 
three stars Associate's degree
Chemists
39.56
$39.56 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Electronics Engineers
48.81
$48.81 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Chemical Technicians
24.06
$24.06 
three stars High School or less
Conservation Scientists
39.12
$39.12 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
62.88
$62.88 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
47.60
$47.60 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Surveyors
29.94
$29.94 
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.

 



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