Top STEM Jobs in 2019 and Beyond

The amount of STEM job opportunities has been on the rise in recent years with no signs of slowing. Technology is advancing rapidly and is opening up more science, technology, engineering and math jobs to the next generation of workers.

The U.S News & World Report published an article with a list of high paying STEM jobs that have high growth potential by 2026:

Computer Network Architect

Median Salary: $104,650

Expected growth by 2026: 6%

Web Developer

Median Salary: $67,990

Expected growth by 2026: 15%

Database Administrator

Median Salary: $87,020

Expected growth by 2026: 11%

Political Scientist

Median Salary: $117,570

Expected growth by 2026: 3%

Psychologist

Median Salary: $100,770

Expected growth by 2026: 11%

School Psychologist

Median Salary: $76,990

Expected growth by 2026: 14%

Mechanical Engineer

Median Salary: $85,880

Expected growth by 2026: 9%

Civil Engineer  

Median Salary: $84,700

Expected growth by 2026: 11%

Information Security Analyst

Median Salary: $95,510

Expected growth by 2026: 28%

Operations Research Analyst

Median Salary: $83,390

Expected growth by 2026: 27%

Actuary

Median Salary: $102,880

Expected growth by 2026: 22%

Medical and Health Services Manager

Median Salary: $99,730

Expected growth by 2026: 20%

IT Manager

Median Salary: $139,220

Expected growth by 2026: 12%

Computer Systems Analyst

Median Salary: $88,270

Expected growth by 2026: 9%

Cartographer

Median Salary: $63,990

Expected growth by 2026: 19%

Mathematician

Median Salary: $101,900

Expected growth by 2026: 30%

Pediatrician

Median Salary: $183,240

Expected growth by 2026: 15%

Nurse Practitioner

Median Salary: $103,880

Expected growth by 2026: 36%

Orthodontist

Median Salary: > $208,000

Expected growth by 2026: 19%

Nurse Anesthetist

Median Salary: $165,120

Expected growth by 2026: 16%

Dentist

Median Salary: $158,120

Expected growth by 2026: 19%

Physician Assistant

Median Salary: $104,860

Expected growth by 2026: 37%

Statistician

Median Salary: $87,780

Expected growth by 2026: 34%

Software Developer  

Median Salary: $103,560

Expected growth by 2026: 24%

This list shows the job potential for people looking to join the STEM workforce in the future. Not only are these jobs stable and high-paying, they have the potential to grow exponentially in the years to come.

Sharing this kind of information with students and young adults is essential when they are thinking about their own futures. This will allow them to see why their STEM education is important and shows them all of the doors that it can open up for them.