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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
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
26.22
$26.22 
Associate's degree
Electrical Engineers
40.98
$40.98 
Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
26.74
$26.74 
Doctoral or professional degree
Mechanical Engineers
38.88
$38.88 
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
59.85
$59.85 
Bachelor's degree
Chemical Engineers
43.12
$43.12 
Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineering Technicians
27.36
$27.36 
Associate's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
52.51
$52.51 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineers
38.15
$38.15 
Bachelor's degree
Health and Safety Engineers
43.08
$43.08 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Science Technicians
20.86
$20.86 
Associate's degree
Microbiologists
32.55
$32.55 
Bachelor's degree
Materials Engineers
42.26
$42.26 
Bachelor's degree
Avionics Technicians
27.11
$27.11 
College certificate
Physicists
66.88
$66.88 
Doctoral or professional degree
Biomedical Engineers
51.64
$51.64 
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Engineering Technicians
23.91
$23.91 
Associate's degree
Materials Scientists
52.56
$52.56 
Bachelor's degree
Biochemists and Biophysicists
33.85
$33.85 
Doctoral or professional degree
Epidemiologists
34.86
$34.86 
Master's degree
Geoscientists
37.67
$37.67 
Bachelor's degree
Hydrologists
32.31
$32.31 
Master's degree
Agricultural Engineers
39.04
$39.04 
Bachelor's degree
Social Science Research Assistants
23.49
$23.49 
Associate's degree
Chemists
43.78
$43.78 
Bachelor's degree
Chemical Technicians
22.05
$22.05 
Associate's degree
Statisticians
40.75
$40.75 
Master's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.55
$24.55 
Associate's degree
Environmental Scientists
29.22
$29.22 
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.