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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
44.12
$44.12 
5
Bachelor's degree
Industrial Engineers
41.76
$41.76 
5
Bachelor's degree
Market Research Analysts
31.32
$31.32 
5
Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers
40.20
$40.20 
5
Bachelor's degree
Computer User Support Specialists
25.15
$25.15 
5
Some college, no degree
Electrical Engineers
43.74
$43.74 
5
Bachelor's degree
Mechanical Engineers
38.26
$38.26 
5
Bachelor's degree
Computer Programmers
38.81
$38.81 
5
Bachelor's degree
Family and General Practitioners
91.72
$91.72 
5
Doctoral or professional degree
Industrial Engineering Technicians
24.98
$24.98 
5
Associate's degree
Cost Estimators
29.60
$29.60 
4
Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers
64.76
$64.76 
4
Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists
30.59
$30.59 
4
Doctoral or professional degree
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
29.65
$29.65 
4
Associate's degree
Environmental Scientists
32.21
$32.21 
3
Bachelor's degree
Electronics Engineers
44.54
$44.54 
4
Bachelor's degree
Natural Sciences Managers
52.25
$52.25 
3
Bachelor's degree
Chemists
35.67
$35.67 
3
Bachelor's degree
Dietitians and Nutritionists
29.06
$29.06 
3
Bachelor's degree
Statisticians
41.09
$41.09 
3
Master's degree
Economists
29.63
$29.63 
3
Master's degree
Computer and Information Scientists
57.83
$57.83 
3
Doctoral or professional 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.