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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 Click to sort the table by this column Median Hourly Wage Click to sort the table by this column 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
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Education Required 
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Industrial Engineers
38.63
$38.63 
Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
25.92
$25.92 
Associate's degree
Electrical Engineers
40.76
$40.76 
Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
27.30
$27.30 
Doctoral or professional degree
Mechanical Engineers
37.13
$37.13 
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
57.91
$57.91 
Bachelor's degree
Chemical Engineers
41.16
$41.16 
Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
26.94
$26.94 
Associate's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
52.27
$52.27 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
38.09
$38.09 
Bachelor's degree
Health and Safety Engineers
42.30
$42.30 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Science Technicians
20.79
$20.79 
Associate's degree
Microbiologists
33.37
$33.37 
Bachelor's degree
Materials Engineers
41.68
$41.68 
Bachelor's degree
Avionics Technicians
27.94
$27.94 
College certificate
Physicists
77.31
$77.31 
Doctoral or professional degree
Biomedical Engineers
50.76
$50.76 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineering Technicians
24.32
$24.32 
Associate's degree
Materials Scientists
51.38
$51.38 
Bachelor's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
31.51
$31.51 
Doctoral or professional degree
Epidemiologists
32.15
$32.15 
Master's degree
Geoscientists
38.63
$38.63 
Bachelor's degree
Hydrologists
36.19
$36.19 
Master's degree
Agricultural Engineers
34.86
$34.86 
Bachelor's degree
Social Science Research Assistants
24.35
$24.35 
Associate's degree
Chemists
45.45
$45.45 
Bachelor's degree
Chemical Technicians
22.78
$22.78 
Associate's degree
Statisticians
39.91
$39.91 
Master's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.45
$24.45 
Associate's degree
Environmental Scientists
29.47
$29.47 
Bachelor's degree
Aerospace Engineers
46.45
$46.45 
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.