Table 3-4
Individuals with highest degree in S&E employed in non-S&E occupations, by highest degree and relation of degree to job: 2003
      Degree related to job
Highest degree   n (thousands)   Closely   Somewhat   Not
All degree levelsa   6,022   33.3   32.9   33.8
Bachelor's   4,868   29.8   33.6   36.7
Master's   972   48.3   30.0   21.6
Doctorate   165   42.3   36.6   21.2
aIncludes professional degrees.

NOTES: Non-S&E occupations include Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) categories "non-S&E" and "S&E related." Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, SESTAT database, 2003,

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008