Careers in this cluster fall into the life, physical, and social science; architecture and engineering; and math occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.
Life, Physical, and Social Science
Employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 68,200 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in biomedical research, psychology, energy management, and environmental protection, is projected to result in employment growth.
Architecture and Engineering
Employment in architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 74,800 new jobs are projected to be added. Most of the projected job growth in this group is in the engineer occupations, as their services will be in demand in various areas such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.
Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 27 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 56,100 jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses and government agencies continue to emphasize the use of big data, which math occupations analyze.