What Are the Best STEM Jobs for Your Students to Consider - Student Research Foundation

What Are the Best STEM Jobs for Your Students to Consider?

This list from U.S. News provides some insights

What STEM jobs offer the highest pay and the best chances of long-term employment?

“Explore Top Stem Careers,” an article that Susannah Snider and Rebecca Koenig published in U.S. News and World Report on April 22, 2019, offers some suggestions and provides food for thought. In compiling their list of careers, the authors accessed U.S. News’s own best jobs rankings and added data about projected job growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The result is a list that is worth considering if you are counseling students as they plan their careers:

Computer Systems Administrator

  • Median salary: $81,100
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 6%

Computer Network Architect

  • Median salary: $104,650
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 6%

Web Developer

  • Median salary: $67,990
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 15%

Database Administrator

  • Median salary: $87,020
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 11%

Mechanical Engineer

  • Median salary: $85,880
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 9%

Information Security Analyst

  • Median salary: $95,510
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 28%

Civil Engineer

  • Median salary: $84,700
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 11%

Operations Research Analyst

  • Median salary: $83,390
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 27%

Medical and Health Services Manager

  • Median salary: $99,730
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 20%

IT Manager

  • Median salary: $139,220
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 12%

Computer Systems Analyst

  • Median salary: $88,270
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 9%

Mathematician

  • Median salary: $101,900
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 30%

Statistician

  • Median salary: $87,780
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 34%

Software Developer

  • Median salary: $103,560
  • Expected job growth by 2026: 24%

To Learn More about STEM College Programs and Career Options

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