The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now

The Companies With The Most STEM Job Openings Right Now

As of 2014, there were 8.3 million STEM jobs–those requiring a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math related subjects–in the U.S., accounting for roughly 6.2% of overall U.S. employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the top 100 STEM occupations, 93 pay mean wages well above the national average for all occupations.

Month after month, employers’ demand for STEM professionals outstrips the supply of qualified candidates.

To determine which companies are currently hiring the most STEM professionals, Forbes turned to job search site, which reviewed all postings for open STEM jobs, as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET OnLine application.
The information listed here does not reflect a precise number of available jobs, as an opening can be listed more than once or remain online after it’s been filled. Still, the numbers indicate a strong gauge of current national hiring demand for STEM jobs.
“Across the board these numbers are larger than last year, which is consistent both with general economic recovery and increasing demand for STEM talent,” said Tara Sinclair, economist with and professor at the George Washington University
“When we’re ranking based on sheer quantity of jobs, obviously you’re going to expect that companies with almost all tech employees are going to show up at the top, but when we look more broadly at companies overall, software jobs are really diffused across every industry. That adds up to a lot of people across the whole U.S.”
Topping the list again this year is Seattle-based The massive online retailer is currently looking to fill 2,391 STEM jobs.
Aerospace and defense technology companies are also strongly represented in the hunt for STEM talent, with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics all making the list with more than 1,100 job openings at each.
“We are seeing some increasing interest on the part of job seekers in a lot of these STEM fields,” said Sinclair. ”It’s still not enough to completely bridge this gap but at least there’s some increasing interest.”
Information technology and software companies, naturally, are also seeking those with science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Diverse Lynx, Enterprise Solutions, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and HP all appear further down the list.
Though Citi and JPMorgan Chase both appear on the list, no financial services organization cracks the top 10 companies seeking the most STEM talent this year. 
Sinclair said that companies across industries are working hard to attract STEM talent and to diversify their workforces, not only to reap the benefits of teams with a breadth of viewpoints and talents, but because there simply aren’t enough “brogrammers” out there to meet industry demand.
Companies, she said, are “recognizing that talented people out there aren’t going into these technical fields, and we need to really attract those people because we don’t have enough of the standard people that might be attracted to a software job.”
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