Table 3-4
Individuals with highest degree in S&E employed in S&E-related and non-S&E occupations, by highest degree and relationship of highest degree to job: 2006
(Percent)
 
Highest degree Employment
(thousands)
   Degree related to job
  Closely Somewhat Not
 
All degree levelsa 6,226   31.3 32.4 36.3
Bachelor's 5,071   28.3 32.3 39.4
Master's 975   44.9 31.9 23.2
Doctorate 176   41.4 39.0 19.6
 

aIncludes professional degrees not broken out separately.

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