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Highest paying STEM jobs of next decade!

Highest Paying STEM Careers

Wondering which STEM jobs are paying the highest? We have some surprises for you.

So many things have changed in last 10 years. Skype was cool in 2010. Now, we have shifted to Zoom. No one installs desktop apps anymore – everything is on cloud. And the companies who figured out cloud (hello Amazon and Microsoft) are the ones leading the market today. 

The shift is not restricted to what products we use, it is also reflected in the jobs that are growing in demand now. So, if you are wondering what careers should you pursue post MS or college, check out the list below!

What are STEM jobs?

STEM stands for Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. All of the jobs in this niche fall under one of those broad categories. STEM jobs have exploded in demand and are paving the way for the future.

STEM as a category has grown so much that programs that train students on STEM skills were given an extra two years of OPT eligibility in USA.

Here is a compilation of Top 10 highest paying and most wanted STEM jobs for next decade with a special focus on engineers and keeping the global markets in mind. 

It is always good to know what skillset are in demand so that you can tailor your education to the needs of the market.

Which STEM careers will pay the most

We collected data from various sources (USNews, GetEducated etc) to compile the list of jobs most relevant to Asians. STEM jobs also may include medical and healthcare careers which we have not included in our list.

Bigger surprise for me is the relatively low increment in Analytics and Statistical jobs – because I have seen a large number of Analytics programs come up as well as the number of applicants in these fields in last 5 years. The good news is – it remains a relatively higher paying job (I’m guessing that corresponds more with the data science side of things rather than pure analytics). 

Without further ado, here are the careers most in-demand for 2020 as sourced from the studies by US News and other dailies. 

STEM Job CategoryMedian Salary
(annual in USD)
Number of new jobs
created in next 10 years
IT Manager$142,00046,800
Software Developer$103,000200,000
Statistics and Analytics$101,00013,600
Information Security Analyst$98,00035,000
Database Administrator$90,00010,500
Mechanical Engineer$87,37012,800
Civil Engineer$86,00020,500
Operation Research Analyst$83,00028,000
System Administrator$82,00018,000
Web Developer$69,00020,000
Top Stem Careers for next decade

And, if you are looking to build a flourishing career in any of these fields, check out our services today.

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