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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
Industrial Engineers
38.77
$38.77 
Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
38.88
$38.88 
Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers
37.95
$37.95 
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.55
$24.55 
Associate's degree
Sales Engineers
42.04
$42.04 
Bachelor's degree
Electrical Engineers
40.98
$40.98 
Bachelor's degree
Recordkeeping Weighers and Checkers
16.66
$16.66 
High school diploma or equivalent
Natural Sciences Managers
52.51
$52.51 
Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.22
$26.22 
Associate's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
27.36
$27.36 
Associate's degree
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
24.19
$24.19 
High school diploma or equivalent
Mechanical Drafters
26.49
$26.49 
Associate's degree
Electronics Engineers
37.40
$37.40 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
38.15
$38.15 
Bachelor's degree
Health and Safety Engineers
43.08
$43.08 
Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
26.74
$26.74 
Doctoral or professional degree
Microbiologists
32.55
$32.55 
Bachelor's degree
Nuclear Engineers
48.26
$48.26 
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
59.85
$59.85 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Science Technicians
20.86
$20.86 
Associate's degree
Mathematical Technicians
47.86
$47.86 
Bachelor's degree
Materials Engineers
42.26
$42.26 
Bachelor's degree
Chemists
43.78
$43.78 
Bachelor's degree
Aerospace Engineers
41.92
$41.92 
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.