Table 3-12
1997 and 1998 S&E bachelor's and master's degree recipients, by degree field and employment sector: 1999
 
      Employment sector
      Education    Noneducation
Degree and field Employed   4-year
college/
university
Other
institution
  Private
for-profit
company
Self-
employed
Nonprofit
organization
Federal
Government
State/local
government
  Thousands    Percent
Bachelor's 539.2   8 10   63 1 7 4 7
Sciences 442.4   9 12   58 2 9 4 8
Engineering 96.7   4 1   86 <1 1 5 4
Master's 118.1   12 9   57 2 7 5 7
Sciences 80.6   15 12   48 3 10 4 9
Engineering 37.6   8 <1   78 1 1 8 4
 
NOTES: Employment sector refers to respondent's primary job on April 15, 1999. In this categorization, those working in 4-year colleges and universities or university-affiliated medical schools or research organizations were classified as "4-year college/university." Those working in elementary, middle, secondary, or 2-year colleges or other educational institutions were categorized as "other institution." Those reporting that they were self-employed but in an incorporated business were classified as "private for-profit company." For graduates with more than one eligible degree at the same level, the degree for which the graduate was sampled was used. Details may not add to totals because of rounding. Percents were calculated on nonrounded data.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Survey of Recent College Graduates, 1999.
 
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