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Fastest Growing Careers in STEM

What are the fastest growing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics? STEM careers include jobs in solving a variety of problems through research and design.

Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics career cluster with substantial job demand.

Clinical Data Managers

Projected Job Growth: 17.32%

Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends.

Data Scientists

Projected Job Growth: 17.32%

Develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

Projected Job Growth: 7.84%

Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

Industrial Engineers

Projected Job Growth: 7.84%

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination.

Manufacturing Engineers

Projected Job Growth: 7.84%

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.

Validation Engineers

Projected Job Growth: 7.84%

Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.

Aerospace Engineers

Projected Job Growth: 4.95%

Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.


Projected Job Growth: 4.81%

Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.

Electrical Engineers

Projected Job Growth: 4.73%

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

Bioinformatics Scientists

Projected Job Growth: 4.68%

Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.


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