STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) jobs play vital role in the US economy. Agricultural and Engineering occupations contribute 34% of STEM employment. Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Agricultural Engineers are found among the top 10 professions by employment.
In 2011, Agriculture and Engineering professionals received the average wages $77, 120. For petroleum engineers, the average starting salary was $80,849. By 2020, 62% of growth is predicted for Biomedical Engineering jobs, 22% for Environmental Engineering professions.