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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
49.35
$49.35 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
46.81
$46.81 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers
83.28
$83.28 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical Engineers
51.18
$51.18 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
31.97
$31.97 
four stars Associate's degree
Civil Engineers
49.23
$49.23 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
47.41
$47.41 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
35.28
$35.28 
four stars Associate's degree
Medical Scientists
50.09
$50.09 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Architectural and Engineering Managers
82.67
$82.67 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
35.12
$35.12 
three stars Associate's degree
Architectural and Civil Drafters
32.00
$32.00 
three stars Associate's degree
Mechanical Drafters
31.11
$31.11 
three stars Associate's degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
35.07
$35.07 
three stars Associate's degree
Operations Research Analysts
49.04
$49.04 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Architects
45.85
$45.85 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Electronics Engineers
52.84
$52.84 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Biological Technicians
27.00
$27.00 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists
38.14
$38.14 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Chemists
39.93
$39.93 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
28.06
$28.06 
three stars Associate'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.