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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 D. CPS Individuals in S&E Occupations, by Highest Degree Attained

 

Detail is provided by highest degree attained, occupational group, and detailed occupational code; occupational codes are from the 1980 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).

Highest degree/occupational group/SOC code Weighted estimate
High school diploma
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 70,413
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 25,476
Statisticians (1733)� 2,810
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 11,189
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 3,905
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 453
Medical science teachers (2231)� 3,132
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 4,712
Social scientists
Economists (1912)� 11,897
Psychologists (1915)� 4,481
Engineers
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 1,862
Mining (1624)� 946
Petroleum (1625)� 682
Chemical (1626)� 540
Civil (1628)� 14,158
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 45,747
Industrial (1634)� 19,807
Mechanical (1635)� 16,430
Engineers, nec (1639)� 4,557
Sales (421)� 1,902
Associate's
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 238,081
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 43,288
Statisticians (1733)� 3,378
Math science teachers (2227)� 7,388
Computer science teachers (2228)� 3,229
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 12,156
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 2,957
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 8,291
Biological science teachers (2213)� 1,320
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 4,633
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)� 21,484
Psychologists (1915)� 8,260
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 3,349
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 15,602
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 6,040
Chemical (1626)� 8,843
Civil (1628)� 30,714
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 141,094
Industrial (1634)� 59,745
Mechanical (1635)� 66,876
Marine and naval architects (1637)� 2,265
Engineers, nec (1639)� 38,162
Engineering teachers (2226)� 2,276
Sales (421)� 9,369
Bachelor's
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 586,408
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 69,887
Statisticians (1733)� 5,941
Mathematical scientists, nec (1739)� 1,546
Computer science teachers (2228)� 3,896
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 18,450
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 45,969
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 29,355
Medical scientists (1855)� 12,681
Biological science teachers (2213)� 6,387
Physical scientists
Physicists and astronomers (1842, 1843)� 3,187
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 63,154
Atmospheric and space scientists (1846)� 4,470
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 23,872
Physical scientists, nec (1849)� 21,267
Earth, environmental, and marine science teachers (2212)� 4,276
Social scientists
Psychology teachers (2217)� 2,913
Economics teachers (2218)� 6,264
Economists (1912)� 57,989
Psychologists (1915)� 30,080
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 7,605
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 60,715
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 11,892
Mining (1624)� 6,286
Petroleum (1625)� 15,391
Chemical (1626)� 56,179
Nuclear engineers (1627)� 6,157
Civil (1628)� 145,166
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 339,845
Industrial (1634)� 111,122
Mechanical (1635)� 185,784
Marine and naval architects (1637)� 4,928
Engineers, nec (1639)� 125,826
Engineering teachers (2226)� 3,754
Sales (421)� 10,020
Master's
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 219,488
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 41,638
Statisticians (1733)� 18,522
Math science teachers (2227)� 28,865
Computer science teachers (2228)� 2,226
Life scientists
Agricultural and food scientists (1853)� 5,853
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 29,769
Forestry and conservation scientists (1852)� 896
Medical scientists (1855)� 8,485
Biological science teachers (2213)� 4,556
Agriculture and forestry teachers (2234)� 406
Physical scientists
Physicists and astronomers (1842, 1843)� 11,330
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 20,741
Atmospheric and space scientists (1846)� 5,733
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 30,043
Physical scientists, nec (1849)� 14,853
Physics teachers (2215)� 2,884
Social scientists
Psychology teachers (2217)� 4,880
Economics teachers (2218)� 1,971
Economists (1912)� 29,565
Psychologists (1915)� 120,453
Sociologists (1916)� 749
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 11,573
Engineers
Aerospace (1622)� 18,389
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 3,300
Mining (1624)� 521
Petroleum (1625)� 3,145
Chemical (1626)� 29,796
Nuclear engineers (1627)� 3,843
Civil (1628)� 60,412
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 124,582
Industrial (1634)� 26,389
Mechanical (1635)� 60,805
Engineers, nec (1639)� 52,057
Engineering teachers (2226)� 5,881
Sales (421)� 754
Doctorate
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 32,857
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 19,501
Statisticians (1733)� 6,520
Mathematical scientists, nec (1739)� 3,280
Math science teachers (2227)� 11,195
Computer science teachers (2228)� 7,995
Life scientists
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 24,207
Medical scientists (1855)� 31,232
Biological science teachers (2213)� 8,091
Medical science teachers (2231)� 6,107
Agriculture and forestry teachers (2234)� 3,547
Physical scientists
Physicists and astronomers (1842, 1843)� 562
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 34,412
Atmospheric and space scientists (1846)� 2,093
Geologists and geodesists (1847)� 866
Earth, environmental, and marine science teachers (2212)� 3,250
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 9,483
Physics teachers (2215)� 4,587
Social scientists
Psychology teachers (2217)� 5,951
Economics teachers (2218)� 6,402
Political science teachers (2223)� 3,645
Sociology teachers (2224)� 5,909
Social science teachers, nec (2225)� 10,895
Economists (1912)� 16,709
Psychologists (1915)� 63,064
Sociologists (1916)� 443
Social scientists, nec (1913, 1914, 1919)� 2,488
Engineers
Metallurgical and materials (1623)� 5,218
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 12,334
Mechanical (1635)� 8,855
Engineers, nec (1639)� 19,569
Engineering teachers (2226)� 15,635
Professional
Computer and math scientists
Computer systems analysts and scientists (171)� 6,804
Operations and systems researchers and analysts (172)� 2,024
Life scientists
Biological and life scientists (1854)� 4,476
Medical scientists (1855)� 5,742
Biological science teachers (2213)� 2,161
Medical science teachers (2231)� 7,545
Physical scientists
Chemists, except biochemists (1845)� 1,958
Atmospheric and space scientists (1846)� 2,472
Chemistry teachers (2214)� 5,219
Social scientists
Political science teachers (2223)� 1,682
Psychologists (1915)� 8,716
Engineers
Civil (1628)� 5,579
Electrical and electronic (1633, 1636)� 2,215
Industrial (1634)� 3,720
Engineering teachers (2226)� 912
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