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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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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 2019 National Employment Matrix title Employment change, projected 2019-29 (percent) Median annual wage, 2020 Typical education needed for entry OOH Web Address

Chemistry

Chemists 4.7 $79,300 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/chemists-and-materials-scientists.htm

Chemistry

Chemical technicians 2.8 $49,820 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/chemical-technicians.htm

Chemistry

Chemistry teachers, postsecondary 4.3 $80,400 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm

Computer Science

Computer and information systems managers 10.4 $151,150 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm

Computer Science

Information security analysts 31.2 $103,590 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

Computer Science

Computer network architects 5.0 $116,780 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htm

Engineering

Chemical engineers 4.4 $108,540 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/chemical-engineers.htm

Engineering

Mechanical engineers 3.9 $90,160 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineers.htm

Engineering

Civil engineering technologists and technicians 2.5 $54,080 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineering-technicians.htm

Environmental Science

Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 7.8 $73,230 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 8.4 $46,850 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 3.7 $84,740 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm

Geoscience

Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 4.9 $93,580 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geoscientists.htm

Geoscience

Hydrologists 5.3 $84,040 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/hydrologists.htm

Geoscience

Geological and hydrologic technicians 5.5 $50,630 Associate's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/geological-and-petroleum-technicians.htm

Life Sciences

Soil and plant scientists 6.8 $66,120 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/agricultural-and-food-scientists.htm

Life Sciences

Microbiologists 3.1 $84,400 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/microbiologists.htm

Life Sciences

Epidemiologists 4.6 $74,560 Master's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/epidemiologists.htm

Mathematics

Actuaries 17.6 $111,030 Bachelor's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm

Mathematics

Mathematicians 3.0 $110,860 Master's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians-and-statisticians.htm

Mathematics

Statisticians 34.6 $92,270 Master's degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians-and-statisticians.htm

Physics

Astronomers 2.4 $119,730 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm

Physics

Physicists 7.3 $129,850 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/physicists-and-astronomers.htm

Physics

Physics teachers, postsecondary 4.4 $90,400 Doctoral or professional degree https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/postsecondary-teachers.htm