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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 Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry 2017
Average Annual OES Wage
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
113021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 15,417 17,284 1,867 12.11 % 369 187 182 Bachelor's degree $153,830 
119041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 6,490 6,534 44 0.68 % 203 199 Bachelor's degree $150,460 
119111 Medical and Health Services Managers 11,320 12,951 1,631 14.41 % 449 163 286 Bachelor's degree $128,730 
119121 Natural Sciences Managers 3,091 3,220 129 4.17 % 77 13 64 Bachelor's degree $172,800 
151111 Computer and Information Research Scientists 822 1,039 217 26.40 % 33 22 11 Doctoral or professional degree $131,620 
151121 Computer Systems Analysts 16,530 19,428 2,898 17.53 % 503 290 213 Bachelor's degree $93,030 
151122 Information Security Analysts 2,677 3,144 467 17.44 % 81 47 34 Bachelor's degree $106,520 
151131 Computer Programmers 8,996 8,143 -853 -9.48 % 222 222 Bachelor's degree $94,340 
151132 Software Developers, Applications 27,571 31,626 4,055 14.71 % 800 406 394 Bachelor's degree $108,680 
151133 Software Developers, Systems Software 27,705 30,452 2,747 9.92 % 671 275 396 Bachelor's degree $114,900 
151134 Web Developers 4,651 5,675 1,024 22.02 % 162 102 60 Associate's degree $81,770 
151141 Database Administrators 3,803 4,180 377 9.91 % 120 38 82 Bachelor's degree $91,060 
151142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 9,873 10,511 638 6.46 % 191 64 127 Bachelor's degree $90,340 
151143 Computer Network Architects 4,501 4,902 401 8.91 % 98 40 58 Bachelor's degree $116,540 
151151 Computer User Support Specialists 16,645 18,285 1,640 9.85 % 378 164 214 Some college, no degree $61,450 
151152 Computer Network Support Specialists 3,544 3,745 201 5.67 % 66 20 46 Associate's degree $81,620 
151199 Computer Occupations, All Other 4,879 5,238 359 7.36 % 99 36 63 Bachelor's degree $93,900 
152011 Actuaries 979 1,143 164 16.75 % 45 16 29 Bachelor's degree $110,070 
152031 Operations Research Analysts 3,219 4,162 943 29.29 % 151 94 57 Bachelor's degree $77,400 
152041 Statisticians 2,412 3,249 837 34.70 % 126 84 42 Master's degree $99,550 
171011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 4,385 4,460 75 1.71 % 80 72 Bachelor's degree $100,430 
171012 Landscape Architects 676 682 0.89 % 12 11 Bachelor's degree $81,950 
171022 Surveyors 716 667 -49 -6.84 % 22 22 Bachelor's degree $64,670 
172011 Aerospace Engineers 1,244 1,224 -20 -1.61 % 36 36 Bachelor's degree $115,970 
172031 Biomedical Engineers 2,265 2,769 504 22.25 % 110 50 60 Bachelor's degree $94,360 
172041 Chemical Engineers 875 897 22 2.51 % 26 24 Bachelor's degree $104,950 
172051 Civil Engineers 6,441 6,691 250 3.88 % 215 25 190 Bachelor's degree $92,010 
172061 Computer Hardware Engineers 3,634 3,816 182 5.01 % 93 18 75 Bachelor's degree $117,980 
172071 Electrical Engineers 7,795 7,840 45 0.58 % 176 172 Bachelor's degree $114,200 
172072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 4,383 4,473 90 2.05 % 106 97 Bachelor's degree $116,070 
172081 Environmental Engineers 3,226 3,469 243 7.53 % 115 24 91 Bachelor's degree $88,150 
172111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 556 573 17 3.06 % 18 16 Bachelor's degree $95,000 
172112 Industrial Engineers 7,211 7,407 196 2.72 % 232 20 212 Bachelor's degree $101,640 
172131 Materials Engineers 1,371 1,388 17 1.24 % 50 48 Bachelor's degree $96,980 
172141 Mechanical Engineers 9,497 9,774 277 2.92 % 329 28 301 Bachelor's degree $96,010 
172199 Engineers, All Other 2,037 2,139 102 5.01 % 51 10 41 Bachelor's degree $104,970 
173011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 2,558 2,359 -199 -7.78 % 30 30 Associate's degree $61,610 
173012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 721 734 13 1.80 % Associate's degree $61,730 
173013 Mechanical Drafters 1,417 1,298 -119 -8.40 % 17 17 Associate's degree $60,490 
173022 Civil Engineering Technicians 799 797 -2 -0.25 % 20 20 Associate's degree $59,450 
173023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 5,746 5,562 -184 -3.20 % 140 140 Associate's degree $67,270 
173024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 1,107 1,069 -38 -3.43 % 27 27 Associate's degree $56,210 
173025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 795 848 53 6.67 % 24 19 Associate's degree $49,260 
173026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 2,167 2,136 -31 -1.43 % 53 53 Associate's degree $57,140 
173027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 2,142 2,135 -7 -0.33 % 52 52 Associate's degree $58,280 
173029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 980 971 -9 -0.92 % 24 24 Associate's degree $73,470 
173031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 630 559 -71 -11.27 % High school diploma or equivalent $54,810 
191012 Food Scientists and Technologists 248 261 13 5.24 % 10 Bachelor's degree $88,140 
191021 Biochemists and Biophysicists 5,028 5,338 310 6.17 % 165 31 134 Doctoral or professional degree $111,350 
191022 Microbiologists 2,050 2,136 86 4.20 % 64 55 Bachelor's degree $83,350 
191023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 318 336 18 5.66 % 10 Bachelor's degree $85,180 
191029 Biological Scientists, All Other 1,965 2,072 107 5.45 % 64 11 53 Bachelor's degree $78,980 
191031 Conservation Scientists 507 557 50 9.86 % 27 22 Bachelor's degree $73,470 
191032 Foresters 118 124 5.08 % Bachelor's degree $69,580 
191041 Epidemiologists 426 466 40 9.39 % 17 13 Master's degree $103,510 
191042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 10,165 10,746 581 5.72 % 373 58 315 Doctoral or professional degree $91,180 
191099 Life Scientists, All Other 775 815 40 5.16 % 28 24 Bachelor's degree $85,180 
192011 Astronomers 125 134 7.20 % Doctoral or professional degree *** 
192012 Physicists 632 680 48 7.59 % 17 12 Doctoral or professional degree $142,310 
192021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 446 506 60 13.45 % 14 Bachelor's degree $121,920 
192031 Chemists 3,583 3,763 180 5.02 % 97 18 79 Bachelor's degree $92,760 
192032 Materials Scientists 534 545 11 2.06 % 13 12 Bachelor's degree $104,840 
192041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 2,388 2,615 227 9.51 % 97 23 74 Bachelor's degree $82,480 
192042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 206 222 16 7.77 % Bachelor's degree $93,300 
192099 Physical Scientists, All Other 310 328 18 5.81 % Bachelor's degree $108,240 
193011 Economists 1,167 1,229 62 5.31 % 37 31 Master's degree $117,600 
193022 Survey Researchers 338 363 25 7.40 % Master's degree $64,890 
193031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 7,237 8,570 1,333 18.42 % 288 133 155 Doctoral or professional degree $83,660 
193032 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 357 385 28 7.84 % 11 Master's degree $75,100 
193039 Psychologists, All Other 941 1,122 181 19.23 % 38 18 20 Master's degree $82,440 
193041 Sociologists 134 138 2.99 % Master's degree $110,170 
193051 Urban and Regional Planners 1,298 1,320 22 1.69 % 26 24 Master's degree $81,740 
193099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 802 851 49 6.11 % 15 10 Bachelor's degree $80,240 
194011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 177 188 11 6.21 % Associate's degree $56,380 
194021 Biological Technicians 4,711 5,068 357 7.58 % 168 36 132 Bachelor's degree $61,110 
194031 Chemical Technicians 1,972 2,033 61 3.09 % 65 59 Associate's degree $56,340 
194061 Social Science Research Assistants 1,600 1,686 86 5.38 % 76 67 Bachelor's degree $55,510 
194091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 797 861 64 8.03 % 39 33 Associate's degree $56,690 
194093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 183 192 4.92 % Associate's degree $46,270 
194099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 1,523 1,650 127 8.34 % 77 13 64 Associate's degree $62,770 
251021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 946 1,024 78 8.25 % 25 17 Doctoral or professional degree $105,850 
251022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 1,281 1,486 205 16.00 % 43 20 23 Doctoral or professional degree $90,530 
251031 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 645 703 58 8.99 % 17 11 Doctoral or professional degree $93,160 
251032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 1,412 1,592 180 12.75 % 43 18 25 Doctoral or professional degree $128,380 
251042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 2,405 2,770 365 15.18 % 78 36 42 Doctoral or professional degree $105,930 
251051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 180 195 15 8.33 % Doctoral or professional degree $118,780 
251052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 722 830 108 14.96 % 24 11 13 Doctoral or professional degree $103,170 
251053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 196 212 16 8.16 % Doctoral or professional degree $92,120 
251054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 519 594 75 14.45 % 17 Doctoral or professional degree $115,920 
251061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 173 188 15 8.67 % Doctoral or professional degree $100,370 
251062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 334 383 49 14.67 % 11 Doctoral or professional degree $101,550 
251063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 659 721 62 9.41 % 18 12 Doctoral or professional degree $133,410 
251064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 166 178 12 7.23 % Doctoral or professional degree $101,290 
251065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 566 619 53 9.36 % 15 10 Doctoral or professional degree $120,320 
251066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 1,373 1,585 212 15.44 % 45 21 24 Doctoral or professional degree $96,590 
251067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 675 776 101 14.96 % 22 10 12 Doctoral or professional degree $88,140 
251071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 4,848 5,752 904 18.65 % 176 90 86 Doctoral or professional degree $117,520 
251072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,130 1,350 220 19.47 % 42 22 20 Master's degree $82,200 
291011 Chiropractors 627 677 50 7.97 % 16 11 Doctoral or professional degree $96,110 
291021 Dentists, General 4,631 5,037 406 8.77 % 135 41 94 Doctoral or professional degree $175,580 
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