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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


Information Technology

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


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...



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



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...



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


Mathematics and Physics

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


Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

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


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,...



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



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