Table 3-1
Classification of degree field and occupation
 
      Classification of
occupation
Classification Degree field Occupation STEM (X) S&T (X)
 
S&E Computer and mathematical sciences Computer and mathematical scientists X X
  Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences Biological, agricultural and environmental life scientists
X

X
  Physical sciences Physical scientists X X
  Social sciences Social scientists X X
  Engineering Engineers X X
    S&E postsecondary teachers X X
 
S&E-related Health fields Health-related occupations    
  Science and math teacher education S&E managers X  
  Technology and technical fields S&E precollege teachers    
  Architecture S&E technicians and technologists X X
  Actuarial science Architects    
    Actuaries    
    S&E-related postsecondary teachers    
 
Non-S&E Management and administration Non-S&E managers    
  Education (except science and math teacher education) Management-related occupations    
  Social services and related fields Non-S&E precollege teachers    
  Sales and marketing Non-S&E postsecondary teachers    
  Arts and humanities Social services occupations    
  Other fields Sales and marketing occupations    
    Arts and humanities occupations    
    Other occupations    

S&T = science and technology; STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTES: Designations STEM and S&T refer to occupation only. For a more detailed classification of occupations and degrees by S&E, S&E-related, and non-S&E, see National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics (NSF/SRS), Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/docs/occ03maj.html and http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/docs/ed03maj.html.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010