Lay of the Land: 2016 Best STEM Jobs

March 14th, 2016 by Rich Feller

Increased demand and low unemployment rates are two components that make these STEM jobs attractive. STEM careers are often highlighted as “the jobs of the future”, as they are on the horizon of great innovation, creation, and development. The top 25 STEM jobs made the list, with information provided about the number of projected jobs, median salary, and unemployment rate. As you explore your next or future career steps within STEM industries, these options, diverse in skill sets, interests, and career fields, top the charts:

#1 – Computer Systems Analyst
#2 – Software Developer
#3 – Statistician
#4 – Web Developer
#5 – Accountant
#6 – Biomedical Engineer
#7 – IT Manager
#8 – Financial Advisor
#9 – Information Security Analyst
#10 – Mathematician
#11 – Industrial Psychologist
#12 – Mechanical Engineer
#13 – Environmental Engineer

#14 – Database Administrator
#15 – Actuary
#16 – Computer Support Specialist
#17 – Financial Manager
#18 – Civil Engineer
#19 – Computer Systems Administrator
#20 – Epidemiologist/Medical Scientist
#21 – Biochemist
#22 – Logistician
#23 – Financial Analyst
#24 – Cost Estimator
#25 – Computer Programmer

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Read more about the 2016 Best STEM Jobs (including projected jobs, median salary, and unemployment rates) HERE

Women in STEM Careers

STEM jobs are occupations that require an education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines–and according to Payscale’s lead economist Katie Bardaro, “STEM jobs are hot right now.”

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.

While not all STEM fields have an equal mix of men and women, some have a higher percentage of women than you might assume. Others have more women than men.

  • Database administrators are 37 percent women.
  • Biological scientists are 46 percent women.
  • Accountants and auditors are 60 percent women.
  • Clinical laboratory technologists are 78 percent women.
  • Registered nurses are 91 percent women.

If you or a member of your family are interested in a STEM career please see an RHA case manager who can assist you through one of our Resident Services Programs.

Look for site based STEM events in the RHA calendar!

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