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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 Current demand indicator shows how occupations compare in terms of possible openings in order from high to low.
Typical
Education Required
Applications Software Developers
43.83
$43.83 
5
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineers
40.75
$40.75 
5
Bachelor's degree
Market Research Analysts
30.42
$30.42 
5
Bachelor's degree
Computer Programmers
37.71
$37.71 
5
Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
37.52
$37.52 
5
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.51
$24.51 
5
Associate's degree
Family and General Practitioners
87.19
$87.19 
5
Doctoral or professional degree
Civil Engineers
40.03
$40.03 
4
Bachelor's degree
Electrical Engineers
43.17
$43.17 
4
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
65.34
$65.34 
4
Bachelor's degree
Computer User Support Specialists
24.57
$24.57 
4
Some college, no degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
27.91
$27.91 
4
Associate's degree
Cost Estimators
28.62
$28.62 
4
Bachelor's degree
Electronics Engineers
42.88
$42.88 
4
Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
28.51
$28.51 
4
Doctoral or professional degree
Architectural and Civil Drafters
25.22
$25.22 
4
Associate's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
50.37
$50.37 
4
Bachelor's degree
Computer Hardware Engineers
50.01
$50.01 
3
Bachelor's degree
Statisticians
40.07
$40.07 
3
Master's degree
Dietitians and Nutritionists
28.32
$28.32 
3
Bachelor's degree
Computer and Information Scientists
55.72
$55.72 
3
Doctoral or professional degree
Environmental Engineers
36.51
$36.51 
3
Bachelor's degree
Dietetic Technicians
13.30
$13.30 
3
Associate's degree
Chemists
36.06
$36.06 
3
Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists
31.29
$31.29 
3
Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
24.04
$24.04 
3
Associate's degree
Economists
28.57
$28.57 
3
Master's degree
Health and Safety Engineers
38.05
$38.05 
3
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.