STEM Occupation Projections

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics occupations as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are listed below. Clicking on the link in the SOC code column will open a page with an occupation description and the industries which employ people in the occupation. Projection Table Definitions and Notes.

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SOC Code Occupation Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for Entry 2020 Average Annual OES Wage
2018 2028 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
113021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 21,208 23,198 1,990 9.38 % 199 381 1,351 1,931 Bachelor's degree $165,710
119041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 8,706 9,053 347 3.98 % 35 155 486 676 Bachelor's degree $166,780
119111 Medical and Health Services Managers 18,206 19,941 1,735 9.52 % 174 468 1,044 1,686 Bachelor's degree $136,930
119121 Natural Sciences Managers 4,105 4,349 244 5.94 % 24 89 284 397 Bachelor's degree $199,430
151111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 323 381 58 17.95 % 6 5 22 33 Doctoral or professional degree ***
151121 Computer Systems Analysts 10,455 11,038 583 5.57 % 58 204 572 834 Bachelor's degree ***
151122 Information Security Analysts 2,367 3,062 695 29.36 % 70 39 154 263 Bachelor's degree ***
151131 Computer Programmers 2,669 2,388 -281 -10.52 % -28 41 137 150 Bachelor's degree ***
151132 Software Developers, Applications 20,056 24,760 4,704 23.45 % 470 311 1,267 2,048 Bachelor's degree ***
151133 Software Developers, Systems Software 17,647 19,465 1,818 10.30 % 182 258 1,049 1,489 Bachelor's degree ***
151134 Web Developers 3,532 3,942 410 11.60 % 41 64 220 325 Associate's degree ***
151141 Database Administrators 2,117 2,275 158 7.46 % 16 42 113 171 Bachelor's degree ***
151142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 6,163 6,301 138 2.23 % 14 105 330 449 Bachelor's degree ***
151143 Computer Network Architects 4,719 5,177 458 9.70 % 46 66 279 391 Bachelor's degree ***
151151 Computer User Support Specialists 14,396 15,693 1,297 9.00 % 130 276 957 1,363 Some college, no degree ***
151152 Computer Network Support Specialists 3,263 3,427 164 5.02 % 16 61 213 290 Associate's degree ***
151199 Computer Occupations, All Other 8,823 9,599 776 8.79 % 78 148 521 747 Bachelor's degree ***
152011 Actuaries 1,234 1,409 175 14.18 % 18 14 65 97 Bachelor's degree $128,490
152031 Operations Research Analysts 2,684 3,323 639 23.80 % 64 70 125 259 Bachelor's degree $92,290
152041 Statisticians 3,387 4,447 1,060 31.29 % 106 71 230 407 Master's degree $116,180
171011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4,865 5,144 279 5.73 % 28 120 265 413 Bachelor's degree $96,820
171012 Landscape Architects 745 748 3 0.40 % 0 18 40 58 Bachelor's degree $89,100
171022 Surveyors 1,184 1,222 38 3.20 % 4 30 57 91 Bachelor's degree $71,580
172011 Aerospace Engineers 534 513 -21 -3.93 % -2 11 23 32 Bachelor's degree $122,660
172031 Biomedical Engineers 1,463 1,515 52 3.55 % 5 31 75 111 Bachelor's degree $124,160
172041 Chemical Engineers 635 686 51 8.03 % 5 14 28 47 Bachelor's degree $111,550
172051 Civil Engineers 8,236 8,585 349 4.23 % 35 172 483 690 Bachelor's degree $98,140
172061 Computer Hardware Engineers 2,147 2,318 171 7.96 % 17 43 118 178 Bachelor's degree $138,680
172071 Electrical Engineers 7,422 7,825 403 5.42 % 40 154 350 544 Bachelor's degree $115,300
172072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 4,030 4,205 175 4.34 % 18 83 189 290 Bachelor's degree $124,330
172081 Environmental Engineers 3,138 3,298 160 5.09 % 16 87 156 259 Bachelor's degree $101,260
172111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers 750 781 31 4.13 % 3 15 37 55 Bachelor's degree $105,450
172112 Industrial Engineers 12,537 13,659 1,122 8.94 % 112 264 630 1,006 Bachelor's degree $103,830
172121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 468 542 74 15.81 % 7 8 21 36 Bachelor's degree $100,450
172131 Materials Engineers 665 666 1 0.15 % 0 14 28 42 Bachelor's degree $103,100
172141 Mechanical Engineers 10,125 10,399 274 2.70 % 27 192 503 722 Bachelor's degree $105,250
172199 Engineers, All Other 3,468 3,587 119 3.43 % 12 72 171 255 Bachelor's degree $128,580
173011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,887 1,856 -31 -1.64 % -3 62 130 189 Associate's degree $61,880
173012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 649 666 17 2.61 % 2 22 46 70 Associate's degree $72,770
173013 Mechanical Drafters 1,785 1,659 -126 -7.05 % -13 57 120 164 Associate's degree $64,150
173022 Civil Engineering Technicians 962 1,005 43 4.46 % 4 32 63 99 Associate's degree $56,690
173023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 3,836 3,911 75 1.95 % 8 128 249 385 Associate's degree $70,180
173024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,140 1,154 14 1.22 % 1 38 74 113 Associate's degree $64,140
173025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 781 846 65 8.32 % 6 27 52 85 Associate's degree $63,570
173026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,339 3,344 5 0.14 % 0 110 215 325 Associate's degree $63,300
173027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,000 1,027 27 2.70 % 3 34 65 102 Associate's degree $60,170
173029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,145 2,197 52 2.42 % 5 72 140 217 Associate's degree ***
173031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 521 542 21 4.03 % 2 15 48 65 High school diploma or equivalent $62,120
191012 Food Scientists and Technologists 347 368 21 6.05 % 2 7 33 42 Bachelor's degree $81,840
191013 Soil and Plant Scientists 430 473 43 10.00 % 4 9 41 54 Bachelor's degree $93,150
191021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 4,562 4,763 201 4.40 % 20 72 355 447 Doctoral or professional degree $110,750
191022 Microbiologists 1,008 1,048 40 3.96 % 4 16 78 98 Bachelor's degree $105,170
191023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 484 527 43 8.88 % 4 8 38 50 Bachelor's degree $94,380
191029 Biological Scientists, All Other 3,589 3,818 229 6.38 % 23 57 282 362 Bachelor's degree $95,100
191031 Conservation Scientists 434 459 25 5.76 % 2 8 38 48 Bachelor's degree $78,110
191041 Epidemiologists 239 254 15 6.27 % 2 3 18 23 Master's degree $90,960
191042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 18,029 18,978 949 5.26 % 95 258 1,389 1,742 Doctoral or professional degree $109,830
191099 Life Scientists, All Other 476 493 17 3.57 % 2 7 36 45 Bachelor's degree $95,460
192012 Physicists 534 578 44 8.23 % 4 10 34 48 Doctoral or professional degree $150,990
192021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 145 154 9 6.20 % 1 3 12 16 Bachelor's degree $105,900
192031 Chemists 3,864 4,012 148 3.83 % 15 64 290 369 Bachelor's degree $100,480
192032 Materials Scientists 503 523 20 3.97 % 2 8 38 48 Bachelor's degree $92,300
192041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,275 2,492 217 9.53 % 22 44 214 280 Bachelor's degree $91,410
192042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 697 754 57 8.17 % 6 13 65 84 Bachelor's degree $102,600
192099 Physical Scientists, All Other 454 484 30 6.60 % 3 6 34 43 Bachelor's degree $113,900
193011 Economists 989 1,087 98 9.90 % 10 15 61 86 Master's degree $111,550
193022 Survey Researchers 719 727 8 1.11 % 1 23 60 84 Master's degree $64,770
193031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 3,723 3,930 207 5.56 % 21 85 183 289 Doctoral or professional degree $89,170
193039 Psychologists, All Other 1,134 1,306 172 15.16 % 17 27 58 102 Master's degree $93,970
193041 Sociologists 123 133 10 8.13 % 1 4 11 16 Master's degree $92,090
193051 Urban and Regional Planners 1,136 1,247 111 9.77 % 11 19 91 121 Master's degree $80,300
193099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 410 438 28 6.82 % 3 13 35 51 Bachelor's degree $82,330
194011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 320 339 19 5.93 % 2 7 33 42 Associate's degree ***
194021 Biological Technicians 6,673 7,048 375 5.61 % 38 102 618 758 Bachelor's degree $59,390
194031 Chemical Technicians 1,630 1,680 50 3.06 % 5 32 133 170 Associate's degree $58,310
194061 Social Science Research Assistants 2,235 2,390 155 6.93 % 16 63 211 290 Bachelor's degree $67,360
194091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including 364 397 33 9.06 % 3 10 35 48 Associate's degree ***
194099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 1,617 1,702 85 5.25 % 8 45 152 205 Associate's degree $61,940
251021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,134 1,156 22 1.94 % 2 42 52 96 Doctoral or professional degree $115,610
251022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,717 1,729 12 0.69 % 1 63 79 143 Doctoral or professional degree $100,440
251031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 346 365 19 5.49 % 2 13 16 31 Doctoral or professional degree ***
251032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 1,395 1,518 123 8.81 % 12 54 67 133 Doctoral or professional degree $132,600
251042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,396 2,608 212 8.84 % 21 92 115 228 Doctoral or professional degree $110,680
251051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Pos 473 482 9 1.90 % 1 18 22 41 Doctoral or professional degree $135,500
251052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 893 929 36 4.03 % 4 34 42 80 Doctoral or professional degree $109,600
251053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 378 392 14 3.70 % 1 14 18 33 Doctoral or professional degree $93,000
251054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 593 619 26 4.38 % 3 22 28 53 Doctoral or professional degree $123,160
251061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 196 205 9 4.59 % 1 7 9 17 Doctoral or professional degree $106,980
251062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 625 654 29 4.64 % 3 24 29 56 Doctoral or professional degree $97,050
251063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 890 939 49 5.50 % 5 34 42 81 Doctoral or professional degree $139,020
251064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 272 278 6 2.20 % 1 10 13 24 Doctoral or professional degree $101,060
251065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 941 990 49 5.20 % 5 36 44 85 Doctoral or professional degree $148,800
251066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 1,569 1,715 146 9.30 % 15 60 75 150 Doctoral or professional degree $99,550
251067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 780 810 30 3.84 % 3 29 36 68 Doctoral or professional degree $93,320
251069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 300 297 -3 -1.00 % 0 11 14 25 Doctoral or professional degree $75,300
251071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 4,251 5,123 872 20.51 % 87 172 215 474 Doctoral or professional degree $149,810
251072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 2,071 2,438 367 17.72 % 37 83 103 223 Master's degree $106,950
291011 Chiropractors 831 762 -69 -8.30 % -7 14 7 14 Doctoral or professional degree $90,160
291021 Dentists, General 3,895 3,565 -330 -8.47 % -33 80 32 79 Doctoral or professional degree $205,160
291022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 261 239 -22 -8.42 % -2 5 2 5 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291023 Orthodontists 641 583 -58 -9.04 % -6 13 5 12 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291029 Dentists, All Other Specialists 338 322 -16 -4.73 % -2 7 3 8 Doctoral or professional degree $197,720
291031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 2,286 2,417 131 5.73 % 13 76 71 160 Bachelor's degree $72,070
291041 Optometrists 1,334 1,270 -64 -4.79 % -6 24 14 32 Doctoral or professional degree $115,470
291051 Pharmacists 7,369 7,234 -135 -1.83 % -14 172 156 314 Doctoral or professional degree $121,450
291061 Anesthesiologists 612 580 -32 -5.22 % -3 10 8 15 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291062 Family and General Practitioners 1,827 1,770 -57 -3.11 % -6 30 23 47 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291063 Internists, General 2,479 2,249 -230 -9.27 % -23 39 30 46 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 574 519 -55 -9.58 % -6 9 7 10 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291065 Pediatricians, General 1,551 1,376 -175 -11.28 % -18 24 19 25 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291066 Psychiatrists 626 660 34 5.43 % 3 10 8 21 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291067 Surgeons 2,054 1,838 -216 -10.51 % -22 32 25 35 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 12,798 12,842 44 0.34 % 4 210 164 378 Doctoral or professional degree ***
291071 Physician Assistants 4,332 5,183 851 19.64 % 85 73 197 355 Master's degree $117,830
291081 Podiatrists 261 242 -19 -7.27 % -2 6 8 12 Doctoral or professional degree $174,730
291122 Occupational Therapists 5,027 5,356 329 6.54 % 33 116 176 325 Master's degree $85,150
291123 Physical Therapists 8,798 9,665 867 9.85 % 87 169 216 472 Doctoral or professional degree $88,320
291124 Radiation Therapists 507 534 27 5.32 % 3 8 17 28 Associate's degree $92,880
291125 Recreational Therapists 969 1,015 46 4.74 % 5 20 27 52 Bachelor's degree $52,390
291126 Respiratory Therapists 2,622 3,165 543 20.70 % 54 80 73 207 Associate's degree $76,270
291127 Speech-Language Pathologists 4,415 5,102 687 15.56 % 69 94 161 324 Master's degree $86,530
291128 Exercise Physiologists 355 375 20 5.63 % 2 8 12 22 Bachelor's degree $59,560
291131 Veterinarians 1,981 2,294 313 15.80 % 31 41 42 114 Doctoral or professional degree $111,470
291141 Registered Nurses 89,589 96,937 7,348 8.20 % 735 2,588 2,392 5,715 Bachelor's degree $96,250
291151 Nurse Anesthetists 776 813 37 4.76 % 4 12 27 43 Master's degree $195,900
291161 Nurse Midwives 348 362 14 4.02 % 1 7 12 20 Master's degree $113,910
291171 Nurse Practitioners 7,359 8,548 1,189 16.15 % 119 157 268 544 Master's degree $126,050
291181 Audiologists 380 399 19 5.00 % 2 7 8 17 Doctoral or professional degree $91,850
291199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 605 654 49 8.09 % 5 18 11 34 Master's degree ***
292021 Dental Hygienists 4,322 4,074 -248 -5.73 % -25 175 106 256 Associate's degree ***
292031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,373 1,429 56 4.07 % 6 34 42 82 Associate's degree $75,570
292032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2,052 2,329 277 13.49 % 28 54 66 148 Associate's degree $89,080
292033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 472 490 18 3.81 % 2 12 14 28 Associate's degree $85,500
292034 Radiologic Technologists 5,410 5,621 211 3.90 % 21 136 167 324 Associate's degree $78,830
292035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 1,543 1,606 63 4.08 % 6 39 48 93 Associate's degree $86,120
292041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 5,147 4,928 -219 -4.25 % -22 90 245 313 Postsecondary non-degree award ***
292051 Dietetic Technicians 1,427 1,452 25 1.75 % 2 42 74 118 Associate's degree $33,890
292052 Pharmacy Technicians 9,538 10,052 514 5.38 % 51 283 507 841 High school diploma or equivalent $39,090
292053 Psychiatric Technicians 1,608 1,801 193 12.00 % 19 49 88 156 Postsecondary non-degree award $47,860
292055 Surgical Technologists 2,858 2,982 124 4.33 % 12 84 151 247 Postsecondary non-degree award $59,330
292056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 3,610 4,190 580 16.06 % 58 113 202 373 Associate's degree $46,480
292057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 2,003 2,024 21 1.04 % 2 58 104 164 Postsecondary non-degree award $51,180
292061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 18,253 18,666 413 2.26 % 41 626 780 1,447 Postsecondary non-degree award $60,400
292071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 4,463 4,669 206 4.61 % 21 134 156 311 Postsecondary non-degree award ***
292081 Opticians, Dispensing 1,326 1,372 46 3.46 % 5 53 53 111 High school diploma or equivalent $50,670
292091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 374 403 29 7.75 % 3 11 16 30 Master's degree $78,960
292092 Hearing Aid Specialists 198 221 23 11.61 % 2 6 8 16 High school diploma or equivalent $45,880
292099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,380 2,554 174 7.31 % 17 67 100 184 High school diploma or equivalent ***
299011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,084 1,151 67 6.18 % 7 26 37 70 Bachelor's degree ***
299012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 197 213 16 8.12 % 2 5 7 14 High school diploma or equivalent ***
299091 Athletic Trainers 849 1,011 162 19.08 % 16 21 31 68 Bachelor's degree $62,110
299092 Genetic Counselors 177 216 39 22.03 % 4 4 6 14 Master's degree $89,140
299099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 670 705 35 5.22 % 4 16 23 43 Postsecondary non-degree award ***
414011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technica 16,974 18,022 1,048 6.17 % 105 532 1,303 1,940 Bachelor's degree $107,710
419031 Sales Engineers 3,969 4,339 370 9.32 % 37 98 361 496 Bachelor's degree $116,770

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