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Best STEM Industries

Vault ranks the best industries to work in. Whether you are a recent grad or looking for a career change, use these rankings to find an industry that is right for you.

  • Survey Methodology

    To determine our Best Career Path Rankings, we use a formula that weighs the most relevant categories for an overall quality ranking. Each path's overall score was calculated using the following formula: 25% demand (number of job openings), 25% earning potential (median salary), and 25% job satisfaction (perks, benefits, work/life balance), and 25% employment rates (unemployment).

Best STEM Industries

1

Information Technology

CompTIA, a major information technology (IT) industry trade association defines IT as the “utilization of computing via hardware, software, services, and...

2

Social Media

Social media refers to user-created content (audio, text, video, multimedia) that is published and shared online. It is also the online technology that...

3

Engineering

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) defines engineering as "that profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural...

4

Accounting

Accounting practices have been used ever since the first farmer kept track of the number of sheep or cows he owned and the first merchants tracked...

5

Energy

The energy industry comprises the companies and people who locate fuel resources, harness them or remove them from the earth, and then process and...

6

Mathematics and Physics

Mathematics is the science of numbers and their combinations, operations, generalizations, and abstractions. As a science of order and structure, math...

7

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry produces drugs and other products that help people and animals live healthier lives, recover from injuries,...

8

Investment Management

Investment management is the business of investing other people’s money. It is the “buy side” of the broader financial industry. Investment managers,...

9

Aerospace

Two main disciplines make up the aerospace industry: aeronautics, the study of flight, and astronautics, the study of travel beyond Earth's atmosphere....

10

Architecture

Architecture is a blend of technology and art. Architects plan and design buildings, other structures, and the spaces around them. In addition, many...