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Employment Projections

Employment in STEM occupations

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Table 1.11 Employment in STEM occupations, 2022 and projected 2032 (Numbers in thousands)
Occupation category Employment, 2022 Employment, 2032 Employment change, numeric, 2022–32 Employment change, percent, 2022–32 Median annual wage, dollars, 2023[1]

Total, all occupations

164,482.6 169,148.1 4,665.5 2.8 48,060

STEM Occupations[2]

10,365.0 11,487.4 1,122.4 10.8 101,650

Non-STEM occupations

154,117.6 157,660.7 3,543.1 2.3 46,680


[1] Data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

[2] Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupations include computer and mathematical, architecture and engineering, and life and physical science occupations, as well as managerial and postsecondary teaching occupations related to these functional areas and sales occupations requiring scientific or technical knowledge at the postsecondary level. For more information, see

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Last Modified Date: April 17, 2024