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STEM jobs for 21st century invention and innovation

CareerBuilder | April 19, 2021

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US jobs in STEM will drive a new wave of disease cures (post-COVID) and other issues ranging from​ climate change, to cybersecurity and broadband access.

STEM jobs are occupations based in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) these jobs are projected to grow over two times faster than the total for all occupations in the next decade. 2019–29 employment projections show that occupations in the STEM field are expected to grow 8.0 percent by 2029, with computer occupations most in-demand, compared with 3.7 percent for all occupations.

You’re likely to hear a lot about the high demand for workers to fill these roles, so we've put together the most in-demand STEM occupations.


Science:

67,000+ Science jobs that have average annual salaries of $78,500.

35,477+ Computer Science jobs that average $82,000/year.

22,607+ Medical Science jobs earning an annual average of $79,000.

85,000 jobs in Mathematical Science:

Research Analyst
Environmental Analyst
Principal Scientist


Technology:

Today, there are 210,407+ open jobs in technology (in the US) for computer programmers, web developers, software developers, network architects and system analysts.

BLS job projections

IT (Information Technology)

432,000+ job openings:

Entry level IT Jobs
Data analyst jobs
Web developer jobs
Software engineer jobs
Data scientist jobs
Help desk IT jobs
System administrator jobs
Python developer jobs
Software Developer jobs
Computer jobs
Network engineer jobs
Remote IT jobs
Video game tester jobs
Entry level computer science jobs
Sql jobs
Front end developer jobs
Computer technician jobs

Plus 30,853+ remote technology jobs

Average salaries for technology jobs: $85,500 per year.

Also consider the 36,413+ Medical Technician jobs.


Engineering:

Open jobs (115,000+) in engineering: Engineers typically earn between $50,000 and $175,000 annually with a with a median salary of $91,000.

Software Engineer
Network Engineer
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering


Mathematics:

Math occupations is projected to grow 27 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add 56,100+ jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations analyze.

Economics

Economics jobs Typically, an economist earns between $42,500 and $180,000 annually with a median salary of $82,000.


Finance

142,311+ Financial jobs

Financial Advisor
Reporting Analyst
Inventory Analyst
Billing Assistant
Financial analyst
Analytical Scientist


Accounting

123,075+ Accounting Jobs

Accounting
Project Manager
Business Analyst
Accounting Clerk
Fraud Analyst
Loan Officer



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