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    What Can You Earn with a STEM Degree?

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    Your Future in STEM, What Can you Earn? 

    Every year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes data about occupation growth, the minimum level of education to engage in an occupation, and the annual median wage someone can expect to earn. Every year, we report these numbers in our Your Future in STEM Guide, so you can learn what you can earn with a STEM degree. 

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

    Employment in architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineering occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.

    Read on for data on a number of STEM careers!

    Computer Network Architect

    Description: Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. 

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $112, 690

    Computer Programmer

    Description: Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. 

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $85, 550

    Information Security Analyst

    Description: Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $93, 730

    Mathematician or Statistician

    Description: Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve problems.

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $92,030

    Web Developer or Digital Designer

    Description: Web developers create and maintain websites. Digital designers develop, create, and test website or interface layout, functions, and navigation for usability

    Entry Level Education: Associate’s Degree

    Median Pay: $73, 760

    Aerospace Engineer

    Description: Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles.

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay:  $116, 500

    Chemical Engineer

    Description: Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the use of fuel, drugs, food, and many other products

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $108, 770

    Environmental Engineer

    Description: Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $88, 860

    Environmental Scientist

    Description: Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $71, 360

    Landscape Architect

    Description: Landscape architects design parks and other outdoor spaces

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $69, 360

    Petroleum Engineer

    Description: Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface

    Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Median Pay: $137, 720

    Anything strike your fancy? Do you have a bette picture of what you can earn with a STEM degree? There's so many opportunities in the world of STEM, so get started exploring them today!

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