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Figure H-7. Scientists and engineers and managers in business or industry who are underrepresented minorities: 2006

Figure Updated: December 2008

Figure H-7. Scientists and engineers and managers in business or industry who are underrepresented minorities: 2006.

NOTE: Underrepresented minority refers to blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT).

Underrepresented minorities (blacks, Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians/other Pacific Islanders) were a similar percentage of scientists and engineers who were business or industry managers as they were of all scientists and engineers employed in business or industry in 2006.

  • Underrepresented minorities were 10% of all scientists and engineers in business or industry in 2006, 7% of top-level managers, and 6%–13% of managers in most fields.
  • They were a higher percentage (20%) of managers in natural sciences.

Related Information

Table H-34. Scientists and engineers employed in business or industry, by managerial occupation, sex, race/ethnicity, and disability status: 2006

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