Table 3-11
Occupations of S&E degree holders with R&D work activities: 2003
(Percent)
 
Occupation   R&D as
major work
activity
  R&D at
least 10%
of work time
 
S&E occupations   60.5   45.0
Engineering occupations   24.4   17.7
Life sciences   7.9   5.1
Mathematics/computer science occupations   18.1   14.8
Physical science occupations   5.5   3.7
Social science occupations   4.8   3.8
Non-S&E occupations   39.5   55.0
S&E-related occupations   13.2   15.1
Other non-S&E occupations   26.3   39.9
 

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), 2003, http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008