Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Careers
STEM skills are key to more careers than you might think.
Did you know that science, technology, engineering, or math graduates can find work as health care practitioners, teachers, farmers, top-level managers in the private or government sector, and even writers or artists?
STEM careers are concentrated in the following fields:
- Agriculture, Agricultural Operations, and Related Sciences
- Computer and Informational Sciences and Support Services
- Engineering and Engineering Technologies
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Physical Sciences and Technologies
Most STEM careers require years of education. You can get ahead of the game by taking high school or vocational courses in science and math. This will improve your chances of finding work in a wide variety of industries, such as professional services, health care, precision manufacturing, and finance and insurance.
High-Demand STEM Careers
STEM literacy is important for success in many careers besides IT, engineering, and science.
The following STEM-related careers are currently in high demand in Minnesota.
Job Title Hourly Wage Most Common Education/Training Requirements Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $18.71 High school diploma or equivalent Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation $30.76 Bachelor's degree Dietitians and Nutritionists $28.20 Bachelor's degree Financial Managers $52.08 Bachelor's degree Machinists $20.89 High school diploma or equivalent Management Analysts $38.59 Bachelor's degree Market Research Analysts $32.28 Bachelor's degree Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers $24.88 High school diploma or equivalent Pharmacists $58.48 Doctoral or professional degree Registered Nurses $35.48 Associate degree
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.