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Comparison of the National Science Foundation's Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) with the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Population Survey (CPS)

Appendix E. CPS Individuals With High School Diploma or Associate's Degree Employed in S&E Occupations, by Selected Characteristics

 

Detail is provided by sex, race/ethnicity, age, occupational group, and detailed occupational code; occupational codes are from the 1980 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

Characteristic/occupational group/SOC code Weighted estimate
All occupations
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 308,494
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 68,764
Statisticians (1733)� 6,188
Math science teachers (2227)� 7,388
Computer science teachers (2228)� 3,229
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 23,345
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 6,862
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 8,744
Biological science teachers (2213)� 1,320
Medical science teachers (2231)� 3,132
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 9,345
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 3,114
Physical scientists, nec (1849)� 1,176
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 5,199
Physics teachers (2215)� 4,162
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 33,382
Psychologists (1915)� 12,741
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 3,349
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 15,602
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 7,902
Mining (1624)� 946
Petroleum (1625)� 682
Chemical (1626)� 9,383
Civil (1628)� 44,872
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 186,841
Industrial (1634)� 79,552
Mechanical (1635)� 83,306
Marine and naval architects (1637)� 2,265
Engineers, nec (1639)� 42,719
Engineering teachers (2226)� 2,276
Sales (421)� 11,271
Sex
Male
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 179,851
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 29,541
Math science teachers (2227)� 2,141
Computer science teachers (2228)� 3,229
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 20,171
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 5,919
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 8,744
Medical science teachers (2231)� 3,132
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 6,687
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 3,114
Physical scientists, nec (1849)� 1,176
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 3,121
Physics teachers (2215)� 4,162
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 10,709
Psychologists (1915)� 8,296
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 15,602
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 7,902
Mining (1624)� 946
Petroleum (1625)� 682
Chemical (1626)� 9,383
Civil (1628)� 43,011
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 166,140
Industrial (1634)� 64,277
Mechanical (1635)� 72,437
Marine and naval architects (1637)� 2,265
Engineers, nec (1639)� 38,557
Engineering teachers (2226)� 2,276
Sales (421)� 11,271
Female
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 128,643
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 39,222
Statisticians (1733)� 6,188
Math science teachers (2227)� 5,247
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 3,174
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 943
Biological science teachers (2213)� 1,320
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 2,658
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 2,078
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 22,673
Psychologists (1915)� 4,446
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 3,349
Engineers
Civil (1628)� 1,861
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 20,701
Industrial (1634)� 15,276
Mechanical (1635)� 10,869
Engineers, nec (1639)� 4,163
Race/ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 261,855
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 59,593
Statisticians (1733)� 6,188
Math science teachers (2227)� 5,373
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 20,650
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 2,957
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 4,967
Biological science teachers (2213)� 1,320
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 4,583
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 3,114
Physical scientists, nec (1849)� 1,176
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 5,199
Physics teachers (2215)� 1,398
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 30,880
Psychologists (1915)� 8,296
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 3,349
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 12,789
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 7,902
Mining (1624)� 946
Petroleum (1625)� 682
Chemical (1626)� 6,988
Civil (1628)� 32,455
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 163,326
Industrial (1634)� 71,402
Mechanical (1635)� 74,751
Marine and naval architects (1637)� 2,265
Engineers, nec (1639)� 34,040
Engineering teachers (2226)� 2,276
Sales (421)� 11,271
Black, non-Hispanic
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 27,788
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 2,905
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 2,695
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 3,905
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 4,762
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 2,501
Psychologists (1915)� 4,446
Engineers
Civil (1628)� 6,287
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 8,656
Mechanical (1635)� 5,318
Engineers, nec (1639)� 522
Other
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 3,836
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 3,261
Life scientists
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 3,777
Engineers
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 5,209
Asian/Pacific Islander
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 11,807
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172) 1,038
Math science teachers (2227)� 2,015
Life scientists
Medical science teachers (2231)� 3,132
Engineers
Civil (1628)� 3,521
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 3,860
Industrial (1634)� 5,404
Mechanical (1635)� 2,173
Hispanic
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 3,208
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 1,967
Computer science teachers (2228)� 3,229
Physical scientists
Physics teachers (2215)� 2,764
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 2,813
Chemical (1626)� 2,395
Civil (1628)� 2,608
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 5,790
Industrial (1634)� 2,746
Mechanical (1635)� 1,064
Engineers, nec (1639)� 8,158
Age
<30
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 72,756
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 10,938
Math science teachers (2227)� 3,148
Computer science teachers (2228)� 3,229
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 8,308
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 2,957
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 996
Biological science teachers (2213)� 1,320
Physical scientists
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 5,199
Physics teachers (2215)� 4,162
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 12,874
Psychologists (1915)� 1,342
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 3,349
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 9,466
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 6,040
Chemical (1626)� 8,843
Civil (1628)� 1,472
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 21,881
Industrial (1634)� 5,716
Mechanical (1635)� 14,056
Engineers, nec (1639)� 2,404
Engineering teachers (2226)� 2,276
30–39
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 106,005
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 13,987
Math science teachers (2227)� 2,141
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 2,695
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 3,777
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 4,121
Physical scientists, nec (1849)� 1,176
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 5,509
Psychologists (1915)� 9,165
Engineers
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 1,862
Petroleum (1625)� 682
Civil (1628)� 13,699
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 51,695
Industrial (1634)� 19,181
Mechanical (1635)� 30,460
Engineers, nec (1639)� 13,348
Sales (421)� 4,834
40–49
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 95,773
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 32,151
Statisticians (1733)� 2,810
Math science teachers (2227)� 2,099
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 9,168
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 3,518
Medical science teachers (2231)� 3,132
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 2,566
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 3,114
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 7,651
Psychologists (1915)� 2,234
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 3,901
Mining (1624)� 946
Chemical (1626)� 540
Civil (1628)� 17,479
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 71,703
Industrial (1634)� 36,431
Mechanical (1635)� 10,156
Marine and naval architects (1637)� 2,265
Engineers, nec (1639)� 21,031
Sales (421)� 2,485
50–59
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 29,996
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 11,687
Statisticians (1733)� 2,671
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 3,174
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 3,905
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 2,658
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 4,508
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 2,235
Civil (1628)� 12,222
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 39,297
Industrial (1634)� 10,432
Mechanical (1635)� 22,368
Engineers, nec (1639)� 5,641
Sales (421)� 1,920
60–75
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 3,964
Statisticians (1733)� 707
Life scientists
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 453
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 2,840
Engineers
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 2,264
Industrial (1634)� 7,792
Mechanical (1635)� 6,266
Engineers, nec (1639)� 295
Sales (421)� 2,031
nec = not elsewhere classified.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, April 1997 Current Population Survey (CPS).


 
Comparison of the National Science Foundation's Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) with the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Population Survey (CPS)
Working Paper | SRS 07-205 | August 2007