Table 3-5
Relationship of highest degree to job among S&E highest degree holders not in S&E occupations, by degree level: 2008
(Percent)
 
      Degree related to job
Highest degree Workers   Closely Somewhat Not
 
All degree levelsa 6,335,000   34.2 33.2 32.6
Bachelor's 5,108,000   30.8 33.6 35.6
Master's 1,027,000   49.3 30.6 20.1
Doctorate 193,000   45.1 36.9 18.0
 

aIncludes professional degrees not broken out separately.

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