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STEM Occupation Projections in Massachusetts

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics occupations as defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are listed below. Clicking on the link in the SOC code column will open a page with an occupation description and the industries which employ people in the occupation. Projection Table Definitions and Notes


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SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry 2017
Average Annual OES Wage
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
113021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 16,358 18,080 1,722 10.53 % 303 938 172 1,413 Bachelor's degree $153,830 
119041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 7,642 8,023 381 4.99 % 158 376 38 572 Bachelor's degree $150,460 
119111 Medical and Health Services Managers 14,041 16,250 2,209 15.73 % 411 739 221 1,371 Bachelor's degree $128,730 
119121 Natural Sciences Managers 3,582 4,057 475 13.26 % 86 214 48 348 Bachelor's degree $172,800 
151111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 1,010 1,236 226 22.38 % 16 58 23 97 Doctoral or professional degree $131,620 
151121 Computer Systems Analysts 14,677 15,584 907 6.18 % 277 676 91 1,044 Bachelor's degree $93,030 
151122 Information Security Analysts 3,325 4,172 847 25.47 % 67 182 85 334 Bachelor's degree $106,520 
151131 Computer Programmers 5,985 5,371 -614 -10.26 % 99 253 -61 291 Bachelor's degree $94,340 
151132 Software Developers, Applications 29,064 36,629 7,565 26.03 % 449 1,613 756 2,818 Bachelor's degree $108,680 
151133 Software Developers, Systems Software 27,623 30,278 2,655 9.61 % 396 1,422 266 2,084 Bachelor's degree $114,900 
151134 Web Developers 5,088 5,651 563 11.07 % 100 272 56 428 Associate's degree $81,770 
151141 Database Administrators 2,819 3,103 284 10.07 % 62 123 28 213 Bachelor's degree $91,060 
151142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 9,480 9,959 479 5.05 % 137 457 48 642 Bachelor's degree $90,340 
151143 Computer Network Architects 5,647 6,150 503 8.91 % 83 290 50 423 Bachelor's degree $116,540 
151151 Computer User Support Specialists 20,736 22,741 2,005 9.67 % 442 1,119 200 1,761 Some college, no degree $61,450 
151152 Computer Network Support Specialists 3,210 3,448 238 7.41 % 68 171 24 263 Associate's degree $81,620 
151199 Computer Occupations, All Other 9,889 10,885 996 10.07 % 201 482 100 783 Bachelor's degree $93,900 
152011 Actuaries 1,168 1,377 209 17.89 % 16 60 21 97 Bachelor's degree $110,070 
152031 Operations Research Analysts 4,034 5,006 972 24.10 % 93 170 97 360 Bachelor's degree $77,400 
152041 Statisticians 3,092 4,213 1,121 36.25 % 77 189 112 378 Master's degree $99,550 
171011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 3,790 3,907 117 3.09 % 97 172 12 281 Bachelor's degree $100,430 
171012 Landscape Architects 1,061 1,104 43 4.05 % 27 48 79 Bachelor's degree $81,950 
171022 Surveyors 1,189 1,314 125 10.51 % 36 51 12 99 Bachelor's degree $64,670 
172011 Aerospace Engineers 784 818 34 4.34 % 18 29 50 Bachelor's degree $115,970 
172031 Biomedical Engineers 2,790 3,050 260 9.32 % 64 127 26 217 Bachelor's degree $94,360 
172041 Chemical Engineers 891 983 92 10.33 % 20 38 67 Bachelor's degree $104,950 
172051 Civil Engineers 7,733 8,494 761 9.84 % 176 400 76 652 Bachelor's degree $92,010 
172061 Computer Hardware Engineers 2,598 2,719 121 4.66 % 52 113 12 177 Bachelor's degree $117,980 
172071 Electrical Engineers 8,317 9,068 751 9.03 % 196 348 75 619 Bachelor's degree $114,200 
172072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 3,783 4,121 338 8.93 % 89 158 34 281 Bachelor's degree $116,070 
172081 Environmental Engineers 2,764 2,987 223 8.07 % 67 118 22 207 Bachelor's degree $88,150 
172111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers  786 846 60 7.63 % 19 33 58 Bachelor's degree $95,000 
172112 Industrial Engineers 9,416 10,362 946 10.05 % 225 403 95 723 Bachelor's degree $101,640 
172121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 253 291 38 15.02 % 10 20 Bachelor's degree $77,440 
172131 Materials Engineers 614 629 15 2.44 % 20 24 46 Bachelor's degree $96,980 
172141 Mechanical Engineers 9,349 10,029 680 7.27 % 197 403 68 668 Bachelor's degree $96,010 
172199 Engineers, All Other 2,981 3,109 128 4.29 % 70 123 13 206 Bachelor's degree $104,970 
173011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,137 2,292 155 7.25 % 65 120 16 201 Associate's degree $61,610 
173012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 1,033 1,105 72 6.97 % 32 58 97 Associate's degree $61,730 
173013 Mechanical Drafters 1,557 1,675 118 7.58 % 48 87 12 147 Associate's degree $60,490 
173022 Civil Engineering Technicians 667 727 60 9.00 % 22 37 65 Associate's degree $59,450 
173023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 4,023 4,051 28 0.70 % 129 213 345 Associate's degree $67,270 
173024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 842 828 -14 -1.66 % 27 44 -1 70 Associate's degree $56,210 
173025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 498 560 62 12.45 % 17 28 51 Associate's degree $49,260 
173026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 2,481 2,517 36 1.45 % 80 132 216 Associate's degree $57,140 
173027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,038 1,082 44 4.24 % 34 56 94 Associate's degree $58,280 
173029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2,476 2,568 92 3.72 % 81 133 223 Associate's degree $73,470 
173031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 562 616 54 9.61 % 20 42 67 High school diploma or equivalent $54,810 
191012 Food Scientists and Technologists 366 392 26 7.10 % 10 28 41 Bachelor's degree $88,140 
191021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 4,343 4,916 573 13.19 % 94 298 57 449 Doctoral or professional degree $111,350 
191022 Microbiologists 1,093 1,193 100 9.15 % 23 74 10 107 Bachelor's degree $83,350 
191023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 334 364 30 8.98 % 22 32 Bachelor's degree $85,180 
191029 Biological Scientists, All Other 4,084 4,634 550 13.47 % 89 280 55 424 Bachelor's degree $78,980 
191031 Conservation Scientists 360 383 23 6.39 % 23 33 Bachelor's degree $73,470 
191032 Foresters 115 123 6.96 % 10 Bachelor's degree $69,580 
191041 Epidemiologists 287 325 38 13.24 % 20 30 Master's degree $103,510 
191042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 11,444 12,971 1,527 13.34 % 225 777 153 1,155 Doctoral or professional degree $91,180 
191099 Life Scientists, All Other 740 839 99 13.38 % 15 50 10 75 Bachelor's degree $85,180 
192012 Physicists 297 330 33 11.11 % 18 27 Doctoral or professional degree $142,310 
192031 Chemists 2,900 3,163 263 9.07 % 76 190 26 292 Bachelor's degree $92,760 
192032 Materials Scientists 385 428 43 11.17 % 10 26 40 Bachelor's degree $104,840 
192041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 1,750 1,984 234 13.37 % 40 128 23 191 Bachelor's degree $82,480 
192042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 260 295 35 13.46 % 19 29 Bachelor's degree $93,300 
192099 Physical Scientists, All Other 409 449 40 9.78 % 25 37 Bachelor's degree $108,240 
193022 Survey Researchers 612 632 20 3.27 % 18 38 58 Master's degree $64,890 
193031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 5,119 5,725 606 11.84 % 136 207 61 404 Doctoral or professional degree $83,660 
193032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 182 208 26 14.29 % 15 Master's degree $75,100 
193039 Psychologists, All Other 995 1,112 117 11.76 % 26 40 12 78 Master's degree $82,440 
193041 Sociologists 144 129 -15 -10.42 % -2 10 Master's degree $110,170 
193051 Urban and Regional Planners 1,387 1,541 154 11.10 % 29 88 15 132 Master's degree $81,740 
193099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 589 636 47 7.98 % 18 38 61 Bachelor's degree $80,240 
194011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 135 150 15 11.11 % 10 16 Associate's degree $56,380 
194021 Biological Technicians 5,893 6,594 701 11.90 % 159 425 70 654 Bachelor's degree $61,110 
194031 Chemical Technicians 1,725 1,861 136 7.88 % 59 106 14 179 Associate's degree $56,340 
194061 Social Science Research Assistants 1,939 2,062 123 6.34 % 80 149 12 241 Bachelor's degree $55,510 
194091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including  420 475 55 13.10 % 18 33 57 Associate's degree $56,690 
194093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 152 161 5.92 % 12 19 Associate's degree $46,270 
194099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 2,386 2,630 244 10.23 % 100 187 24 311 Associate's degree $62,770 
251021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,015 1,134 119 11.72 % 39 41 12 92 Doctoral or professional degree $105,850 
251022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,692 1,914 222 13.12 % 66 69 22 157 Doctoral or professional degree $90,530 
251031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 723 827 104 14.38 % 28 30 10 68 Doctoral or professional degree $93,160 
251032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 1,843 2,184 341 18.50 % 74 77 34 185 Doctoral or professional degree $128,380 
251042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,298 2,736 438 19.06 % 92 96 44 232 Doctoral or professional degree $105,930 
251051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Pos 323 366 43 13.31 % 13 13 30 Doctoral or professional degree $118,780 
251052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 832 946 114 13.70 % 33 34 11 78 Doctoral or professional degree $103,170 
251053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 329 372 43 13.07 % 13 13 30 Doctoral or professional degree $92,120 
251054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 510 580 70 13.73 % 20 21 48 Doctoral or professional degree $115,920 
251061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 193 220 27 13.99 % 19 Doctoral or professional degree $100,370 
251062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 355 406 51 14.37 % 14 14 33 Doctoral or professional degree $101,550 
251063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 786 899 113 14.38 % 31 32 11 74 Doctoral or professional degree $133,410 
251064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 186 209 23 12.37 % 17 Doctoral or professional degree $101,290 
251065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 898 1,027 129 14.37 % 35 37 13 85 Doctoral or professional degree $120,320 
251066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 1,446 1,721 275 19.02 % 58 60 28 146 Doctoral or professional degree $96,590 
251067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 628 713 85 13.54 % 25 26 59 Doctoral or professional degree $88,140 
251069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other 485 552 67 13.81 % 19 20 46 Doctoral or professional degree $92,300 
251071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 3,753 4,872 1,119 29.82 % 158 164 112 434 Doctoral or professional degree $117,520 
251072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,586 2,018 432 27.24 % 66 69 43 178 Master's degree $82,200 
291011 Chiropractors 674 673 -1 -0.15 % 11 16 Doctoral or professional degree $96,110 
291021 Dentists, General 4,111 4,356 245 5.96 % 78 32 24 134 Doctoral or professional degree $175,580 
291023 Orthodontists 561 592 31 5.53 % 11 18 Doctoral or professional degree $278,740 
291029 Dentists, All Other Specialists 154 165 11 7.14 % Doctoral or professional degree $204,060 
291031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,929 2,149 220 11.40 % 64 58 22 144 Bachelor's degree $63,160 
291041 Optometrists 1,171 1,243 72 6.15 % 20 16 43 Doctoral or professional degree $146,720 
291051 Pharmacists 7,523 7,689 166 2.21 % 175 146 17 338 Doctoral or professional degree $116,820 
291061 Anesthesiologists 843 874 31 3.68 % 13 10 26 Doctoral or professional degree $262,120 
291062 Family and General Practitioners 3,469 3,639 170 4.90 % 52 39 17 108 Doctoral or professional degree $224,710 
291063 Internists, General 2,783 2,913 130 4.67 % 42 31 13 86 Doctoral or professional degree $245,960 
291064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 631 657 26 4.12 % 19 Doctoral or professional degree $263,200 
291065 Pediatricians, General 1,700 1,777 77 4.53 % 26 19 53 Doctoral or professional degree $221,400 
291066 Psychiatrists 1,074 1,117 43 4.00 % 16 12 32 Doctoral or professional degree $191,160 
291067 Surgeons 2,283 2,365 82 3.59 % 34 26 68 Doctoral or professional degree $226,760 
291069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 15,258 16,035 777 5.09 % 229 173 78 480 Doctoral or professional degree $199,760 
291071 Physician Assistants 3,031 3,862 831 27.42 % 60 122 83 265 Master's degree $106,770 
291081 Podiatrists 225 225 0.00 % 11 Doctoral or professional degree $159,500 
291122 Occupational Therapists 5,415 6,298 883 16.31 % 121 162 88 371 Master's degree $87,380 
291123 Physical Therapists 9,287 10,980 1,693 18.23 % 195 211 169 575 Doctoral or professional degree $89,130 
291124 Radiation Therapists 622 683 61 9.81 % 16 14 36 Associate's degree $93,280 
291125 Recreational Therapists 870 940 70 8.05 % 26 24 57 Bachelor's degree $50,740 
291126 Respiratory Therapists 2,427 3,013 586 24.15 % 64 62 59 185 Associate's degree $71,550 
291127 Speech-Language Pathologists 4,344 4,916 572 13.17 % 84 144 57 285 Master's degree $83,490 
291128 Exercise Physiologists 351 379 28 7.98 % 11 23 Bachelor's degree $57,050 
291129 Therapists, All Other 942 1,044 102 10.83 % 24 29 10 63 Bachelor's degree $70,750 
291131 Veterinarians 1,651 1,942 291 17.63 % 34 29 29 92 Doctoral or professional degree $108,300 
291141 Registered Nurses 82,951 93,586 10,635 12.82 % 2,527 1,919 1,064 5,510 Bachelor's degree $89,330 
291151 Nurse Anesthetists 1,218 1,316 98 8.05 % 17 42 10 69 Master's degree $193,140 
291161 Nurse Midwives 295 322 27 9.15 % 18 Master's degree $119,700 
291171 Nurse Practitioners 6,299 8,031 1,732 27.50 % 139 205 173 517 Master's degree $120,140 
291181 Audiologists 403 449 46 11.41 % 10 23 Doctoral or professional degree $79,050 
291199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 1,074 1,176 102 9.50 % 45 11 10 66 Master's degree $89,000 
292011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 4,981 5,410 429 8.61 % 157 157 43 357 Bachelor's degree *** 
292012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 3,512 3,817 305 8.68 % 111 111 30 252 Associate's degree *** 
292021 Dental Hygienists 5,638 5,971 333 5.91 % 210 130 33 373 Associate's degree $82,290 
292031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 1,361 1,477 116 8.52 % 37 35 12 84 Associate's degree $77,500 
292032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 1,989 2,344 355 17.85 % 56 54 36 146 Associate's degree $82,450 
292033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 684 732 48 7.02 % 18 18 41 Associate's degree $79,760 
292034 Radiologic Technologists 4,217 4,535 318 7.54 % 113 109 32 254 Associate's degree $72,840 
292035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 1,104 1,195 91 8.24 % 30 29 68 Associate's degree $83,550 
292041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 6,174 6,682 508 8.23 % 112 264 51 427 Postsecondary non-degree award $39,920 
292051 Dietetic Technicians 1,968 2,152 184 9.35 % 67 91 18 176 Associate's degree $36,730 
292052 Pharmacy Technicians 7,635 8,308 673 8.81 % 259 353 67 679 High school diploma or equivalent $34,850 
292053 Psychiatric Technicians 1,602 1,749 147 9.18 % 54 74 15 143 Postsecondary non-degree award $43,540 
292055 Surgical Technologists 3,094 3,355 261 8.44 % 105 143 26 274 Postsecondary non-degree award $54,570 
292056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 3,133 3,716 583 18.61 % 111 152 58 321 Associate's degree $40,950 
292057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 1,136 1,212 76 6.69 % 38 52 98 Postsecondary non-degree award $42,130 
292061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 16,797 18,214 1,417 8.44 % 617 608 142 1,367 Postsecondary non-degree award $57,800 
292071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 5,728 6,291 563 9.83 % 176 179 56 411 Postsecondary non-degree award $49,240 
292081 Opticians, Dispensing 1,768 1,883 115 6.50 % 61 67 12 140 High school diploma or equivalent $62,540 
292091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 359 402 43 11.98 % 10 13 27 Master's degree $84,520 
292092 Hearing Aid Specialists 220 240 20 9.09 % 16 High school diploma or equivalent $63,160 
292099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2,094 2,352 258 12.32 % 62 73 26 161 High school diploma or equivalent $56,100 
299011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 1,357 1,479 122 8.99 % 32 39 12 83 Bachelor's degree $79,460 
299012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 203 216 13 6.40 % 12 High school diploma or equivalent $63,340 
299091 Athletic Trainers 654 800 146 22.32 % 16 20 15 51 Bachelor's degree $51,610 
299092 Genetic Counselors 185 226 41 22.16 % 15 Master's degree $80,030 
299099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 621 676 55 8.86 % 14 18 38 Postsecondary non-degree award $69,530 
414011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technica 19,314 20,531 1,217 6.30 % 657 1,334 122 2,113 Bachelor's degree $96,570 
419031 Sales Engineers 4,474 4,866 392 8.76 % 110 359 39 508 Bachelor's degree $107,990 
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