Table 3-6
S&E degree holders with R&D work activities, by occupation: 2006
 
  Employed S&E
degree holders
  R&D as major
work activity
  R&D at least
10% of work time
Occupation Number Percent      Number Percent R&D activity
rate (%)
     Number Percent R&D activity
rate (%)
 
All occupations 13,752,000 100.0   4,155,000 100.0 30.2   7,369,000 100.0 53.6
S&E occupations 4,295,000 31.2   2,541,000 61.2 59.2   3,371,000 45.7 78.5
Computer/mathematical scientists 1,626,000 11.8   802,000 19.3 49.3   1,171,000 15.9 72.0
Life scientists 435,000 3.2   330,000 7.9 75.7   383,000 5.2 88.0
Physical scientists 319,000 2.3   220,000 5.3 68.9   264,000 3.6 82.8
Social scientists 412,000 3.0   197,000 4.7 47.7   271,000 3.7 65.6
Engineers 1,502,000 10.9   993,000 23.9 66.1   1,282,000 17.4 85.4
S&E-related occupations 2,236,000 16.3   524,000 12.6 23.4   1,110,000 15.1 49.6
Non-S&E occupations 7,221,000 52.5   1,090,000 26.2 15.1   2,888,000 39.2 40.0
 

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