Periodic table of science, technology, engineering and math occupations

The periodic table of chemical elements, created by Dmitry Mendeleev in 1869, is one of the most important achievements in modern science. To celebrate this achievement, BLS has created our own periodic table! Instead of elements, we have used Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations. Workers in STEM occupations use science and mathematics to understand how the world works and to solve problems. Hover over an "element" or group to highlight that discipline.

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STEM group

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geosciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics / Astronomy
Median annual wage, 2017
Employment Change, projected 2016-26
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Example occupation
Typical education needed for entry
The BLS would like to thank the Nebraska Department of Labor for the original idea for this table.
Science, technology, engineering and math occupations
STEM Group 2016 National Employment Matrix title Employment Change, projected 2016-26 (percent) Median annual wage, 2017 Typical education needed for entry OOH Web Address

Chemistry

Chemists 6.5 $74,740 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/chemists-and-materials-scientists.htm

Chemistry

Chemical technicians 4.0 $47,280 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/chemical-technicians.htm

Chemistry

Chemistry teachers, postsecondary 9.9 $77,190 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm

Computer Science

Computer and information systems managers 12.0 $139,220 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm

Computer Science

Information security analysts 28.5 $95,510 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

Computer Science

Computer network architects 6.5 $104,650 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htm

Engineering

Chemical engineers 7.5 $102,160 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/chemical-engineers.htm

Engineering

Mechanical engineers 8.8 $85,880 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineers.htm

Engineering

Civil engineering technicians 8.8 $51,620 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineering-technicians.htm

Environmental Science

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 11.1 $69,400 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm

Environmental Science

Environmental science and protection technicians, including health 12.1 $45,490 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-science-and-protection-technicians.htm

Environmental Science

Environmental science teachers, postsecondary 9.6 $76,360 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm

Geoscience

Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 14.0 $89,850 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm

Geoscience

Hydrologists 9.9 $79,990 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/hydrologists.htm

Geoscience

Geological and petroleum technicians 16.4 $54,190 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geological-and-petroleum-technicians.htm

Life Sciences

Soil and plant scientists 8.8 $62,430 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/agricultural-and-food-scientists.htm

Life Sciences

Microbiologists 8.2 $69,960 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/microbiologists.htm

Life Sciences

Epidemiologists 8.8 $69,660 Master's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/epidemiologists.htm

Mathematics

Actuaries 22.5 $101,560 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm

Mathematics

Mathematicians 29.7 $103,010 Master's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians-and-statisticians.htm

Mathematics

Statisticians 33.8 $84,060 Master's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians-and-statisticians.htm

Physics

Astronomers 10.0 $100,590 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm

Physics

Physicists 14.5 $118,830 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm

Physics

Physics teachers, postsecondary 10.0 $87,340 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm