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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
43.87
$43.87 
Bachelor's degree
Market Research Analysts
30.81
$30.81 
Bachelor's degree
Computer User Support Specialists
23.93
$23.93 
Some college, no degree
Industrial Engineers
39.81
$39.81 
Bachelor's degree
Computer Programmers
35.84
$35.84 
Bachelor's degree
Family and General Practitioners
85.69
$85.69 
Doctoral or professional degree
Mechanical Engineers
38.65
$38.65 
Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers
39.47
$39.47 
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.62
$24.62 
Associate's degree
Cost Estimators
28.80
$28.80 
Bachelor's degree
Electrical Engineers
42.60
$42.60 
Bachelor's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
52.12
$52.12 
Bachelor's degree
Computer Hardware Engineers
46.40
$46.40 
Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.07
$26.07 
Associate's degree
Architectural and Civil Drafters
23.76
$23.76 
Associate's degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
26.60
$26.60 
Associate's degree
Electronics Engineers
38.02
$38.02 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
36.80
$36.80 
Bachelor's degree
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
27.35
$27.35 
Associate's degree
Health and Safety Engineers
41.65
$41.65 
Bachelor's degree
Dietetic Technicians
13.51
$13.51 
Associate's degree
Medical Scientists
26.71
$26.71 
Doctoral or professional degree
Microbiologists
30.79
$30.79 
Bachelor's degree
Nuclear Engineers
49.33
$49.33 
Bachelor's degree
Dietitians and Nutritionists
27.53
$27.53 
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
62.94
$62.94 
Bachelor's degree
College Health Specialties Teachers ------ Doctoral or professional degree
Mathematical Technicians
26.39
$26.39 
Bachelor's degree
Materials Engineers
43.04
$43.04 
Bachelor's degree
Conservation Scientists
32.37
$32.37 
Bachelor's degree
Chemists
45.03
$45.03 
Bachelor's degree
Aerospace Engineers
46.35
$46.35 
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.