Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

In fast-growing, in-demand industries, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers represent exciting prospects for many applicants.

There are 77 careers in this industry

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Aerospace Engineers

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

  • Average Salary:$122,270
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Anthropologists and Archeologists

Study the origin, development, and behavior of human beings. May study the way of life, language, or physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. May engage in systematic recovery and examination of material evidence, such as tools or pottery remaining from past human cultures, in order to determine the history, customs, and living habits of earlier civilizations.

  • Average Salary:$61,910
  • Most Common Education:Master's Degree

Architectural and Engineering Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

  • Average Salary:$152,350
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree


Observe, research, and interpret astronomical phenomena to increase basic knowledge or apply such information to practical problems.

  • Average Salary:$128,160
  • Most Common Education:Post-doctoral training

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

  • Average Salary:$94,570
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Automotive Engineers

Develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.

  • Average Salary:$95,300
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Biochemists and Biophysicists

Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

  • Average Salary:$102,270
  • Most Common Education:Post-doctoral training

Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

Define, plan, or execute biofuels/biodiesel research programs that evaluate alternative feedstock and process technologies with near-term commercial potential.

  • Average Salary:$152,350
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Bioinformatics Scientists

Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.

  • Average Salary:$82,530
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Biological Scientists

All biological scientists not listed separately.

  • Average Salary:$82,530
  • Most Common Education:Not available