Table 3-4
Educational background of workers in S&E occupations: 2008
 
Educational background Workers Percent
 
S&E occupations 4,874,000 100.0
At least one S&E degree 4,275,000 87.7
First bachelor's degree in S&E field 4,022,000 82.5
Highest degree in S&E field 3,881,000 79.6
All degrees in S&E fields 3,644,000 74.8
At least one degree in field    
Computer and mathematical sciences 1,056,000 21.7
Biological, agricultural, and other life sciences 591,000 12.1
Physical sciences 479,000 9.8
Social sciences 675,000 13.9
Engineering 1,839,000 37.7
No S&E degrees but at least one S&E-related degree 217,000 4.4
No S&E or S&E-related degrees 382,000 7.8
 

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

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) (2008), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012