Race and ethnicity
The proportion of blacks in S&E occupations is lower than their proportion in the U.S. workforce as a whole (11%). Blacks are more likely to be employed in non-S&E occupations (e.g., social workers; counselors; or personnel, training, and labor relations specialists) than in S&E occupations (e.g., life scientist, physical scientist, or engineer). Within the S&E workforce, blacks are more likely to be employed in S&E-related occupations than in S&E. The share of blacks employed as computer and math scientists is similar to the share of blacks in the S&E workforce. Blacks constitute a relatively large share of computer system analysts.