Table 3-3
Educational background of workers in S&E occupations: 2006
 
Educational background Number Percent
 
S&E occupations 5,023,635 100.0
At least one S&E degree 4,294,666 85.5
First bachelor's degree in S&E 4,023,000 80.1
Highest degree in S&E 3,929,860 78.2
All degrees in S&E 3,696,443 73.6
At least one degree in—    
Computer/mathematical sciences 1,052,725 21.0
Life sciences 576,922 11.5
Physical sciences 495,985 9.9
Social sciences 651,519 13.0
Engineering 1,867,172 37.2
No S&E degrees but at least one S&E-related degree 216,509 4.3
No S&E or S&E-related degrees 512,459 10.2
 

NOTE: Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) (2006), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010