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STEM in Minnesota

Work, advance, and innovate

STEM-literate workers are critical to Minnesota's knowledge-based workforce. Our continued advancement as a state requires workers with the ability to innovate, solve complex challenges, and flourish in an environment with rapidly changing technology.
Understanding the makeup of Minnesota's STEM occupations overall, where STEM jobs are located, and the gender and race of STEM employees helps to better understand where there is opportunity and where there are gaps.
Occupations requiring STEM knowledge are among the fastest-growing and higher-paying careers in Minnesota. Projections of STEM workers needed in the coming decade help us monitor whether we are on track to fill employment needs.