Table 3-5
College-educated individuals with S&E degrees or S&E occupations, by S&E employment status and field of highest degree: 1999
 
Degree status All
occupations
S&E
occupations
Non-S&E
occupations
All college educated 10,761,800 3,540,800 7,221,000
No S&E degree in S&E occupation 282,000 282,000 na
S&E degree 10,479,800 3,258,800 7,221,000
S&E highest degree 7,980,000 3,003,200 4,976,800
Engineering 1,936,400 1,303,300 633,100
Life and related sciences 1,287,700 361,700 926,000
Mathematics/computer sciences 1,045,800 537,200 508,600
Physical and related sciences 621,700 343,000 278,700
Social and related sciences 3,088,400 458,000 2,630,400
Non-S&E highest degree 2,499,800 255,600 2,244,200
 
na not applicable

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), 1999.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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