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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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Education Required
Industrial Engineers
44.76
$44.76 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
31.31
$31.31 
five stars Associate's degree
Computer and Information Systems Managers
71.33
$71.33 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
33.59
$33.59 
five stars Associate's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
27.35
$27.35 
five stars Associate's degree
Electrical Engineers
49.26
$49.26 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
40.67
$40.67 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers
44.79
$44.79 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
70.91
$70.91 
five stars Bachelor's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
63.28
$63.28 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Operations Research Analysts
41.34
$41.34 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Chemical Technicians
24.57
$24.57 
four stars High School or less
Medical Scientists
42.61
$42.61 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
26.89
$26.89 
four stars Associate's degree
Environmental Engineering Technicians
24.94
$24.94 
four stars Associate's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
46.24
$46.24 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Health and Safety Engineers
44.91
$44.91 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Food Scientists
36.33
$36.33 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Actuaries
50.62
$50.62 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Surveyors
32.62
$32.62 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Computer Hardware Engineers
53.52
$53.52 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists
37.98
$37.98 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Soil and Plant Scientists
30.16
$30.16 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Environmental Engineers
42.07
$42.07 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
30.44
$30.44 
four stars Associate's degree
Electronics Engineers
49.20
$49.20 
four stars Bachelor's degree
Epidemiologists
36.71
$36.71 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Statisticians
40.83
$40.83 
four stars Graduate degree (any type)
Biomedical Engineers
51.71
$51.71 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Landscape Architects
38.43
$38.43 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Conservation Scientists
31.40
$31.40 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Microbiologists
33.75
$33.75 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
37.79
$37.79 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Chemists
40.54
$40.54 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
28.37
$28.37 
three stars High School or less
Chemical Engineers
52.93
$52.93 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Biological Technicians
20.73
$20.73 
three stars Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
32.93
$32.93 
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.