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STEM Careers

Imagine what you can do!

STEM offers an inspiring variety of career opportunities that promise high income potential. The data here come from the Louisiana Workforce Commission, which diligently tracks career information for the state of Louisiana. Feel free to explore their site on your own, as it has many great resources for helping you choose your career. We've selected a few of the "Star" jobs in Louisiana to share with you here; these careers are rated highly for both their income potential and the level of demand for workers.

Career
Entry Level Hourly Wage
Typical Hourly Wage
High-Experience Hourly Wage
# of job listings in Louisiana as of 01/27/2016
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $10.06 $13.88 $24.66 7
Architectural and Engineering Managers $34.49 $61.62 >$90.00 49
Biochemists and Biophysicists $15.53 $21.84 $28.96 5
Biological Technicians $10.60 $17.01 $29.18 10
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary ----- ----- ----- 5
Chemical Engineers $34.78 $52.79 $80.93 79
Chemical Technicians $15.70 $28.46 $39.78 19
Chemists $20.12 $35.31 $54.40 16
Civil Engineers $26.86 $42.25 $63.78 153
Computer and Information Systems Managers $24.99 $41.57 $68.00 33
Computer Programmers $19.04 $29.78 $48.97 389
Computer Systems Analysts $19.27 $30.24 $48.21 298
Electrical Engineers $29.14 $44.68 $73.46 150
Environmental Engineers $27.15 $43.01 $69.76 36
Industrial Engineering Technicians $13.89 $29.53 $46.63 12
Industrial Engineers $23.64 $41.36 $68.90 139
Information Security Analysts $16.52 $29.86 $55.32 74
Logisticians $19.65 $30.72 $49.26 49
Mechanical Engineers $27.56 $42.58 $72.31 227
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $15.33 $24.69 $33.47 138
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $22.54 $34.95 $72.46 26
Microbiologists $27.30 $37.46 $66.06 1
Natural Sciences Managers $30.30 $44.51 $62.60 21
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $19.78 $30.39 $45.99 211
Petroleum Engineers $30.53 $55.10 >$90.00 44
Software Developers, Applications $18.65 $35.89 $56.65 211
Software Developers, Systems Software $17.56 $34.51 $56.32 63
Soil and Plant Scientists $21.85 $37.87 $68.47 3
Surveyors $15.76 $25.30 $42.41 11
Veterinarians $21.08 $35.75 $51.90 18
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $20.41 $32.52 $49.01 3
 
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