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NCSES SDR 2013 DST 37 SAS Output
Table 37. Employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by occupation, ethnicity, race, and sex: 2013
 

Occupation              All employed Asian Other minoritya White
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE
All occupations 720,800 1,900 480,800 1,550 240,000 1,050 146,900 900 105,400 800 41,500 650 60,900 550 34,500 500 26,500 400 513,000 1,750 340,900 1,500 172,100 1,000
Science occupations 417,100 2,350 267,800 2,250 149,300 1,350 77,600 1,000 51,900 850 25,700 650 36,100 500 19,900 450 16,200 400 303,400 2,150 196,000 1,950 107,400 1,100
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 133,900 1,400 82,600 1,150 51,300 950 28,100 700 16,800 550 11,400 500 11,200 350 6,400 300 4,700 250 94,600 1,250 59,400 1,000 35,200 800
Agricultural/ food scientists 8,700 450 6,300 400 2,400 250 1,300 200 1,000 200 300 100 900 150 600 150 300 100 6,500 400 4,800 350 1,800 200
Biochemists/ biophysicists 14,800 600 9,900 550 4,900 350 5,100 400 3,100 350 2,000 250 1,100 150 700 100 400 100 8,600 500 6,100 500 2,500 300
Biological scientists 19,500 800 11,700 600 7,800 450 4,200 400 2,600 300 1,600 200 1,800 200 1,000 150 800 100 13,500 700 8,100 550 5,400 400
Forestry/ conservation scientists 1,600 200 1,100 200 500 150 D D D D D D 100 50 100 50 D D 1,300 200 900 150 400 150
Medical scientists 33,400 1,000 18,800 750 14,600 700 9,300 600 5,200 400 4,000 400 2,400 200 1,100 150 1,300 150 21,700 850 12,500 600 9,200 550
Postsecondary teachers, agricultural/ other natural sciences 6,900 450 5,000 450 1,800 250 400 100 300 100 200 100 600 150 400 100 300 100 5,800 450 4,400 400 1,400 250
Postsecondary teachers, biological sciences 33,900 1,050 21,300 800 12,600 550 3,600 350 2,400 300 1,200 250 3,000 250 1,900 200 1,100 150 27,300 950 17,000 700 10,300 450
Other biological/ agricultural/ life scientists 15,200 700 8,500 550 6,700 450 4,100 400 2,100 300 2,000 300 1,200 150 700 150 500 100 9,900 500 5,700 450 4,100 350
Computer/ information scientists 42,600 1,000 35,700 1,000 6,900 350 17,600 750 14,500 700 3,100 250 2,100 200 1,700 200 500 100 22,900 800 19,500 750 3,400 300
Computer/ information scientists 34,400 950 28,800 950 5,600 350 14,300 700 11,700 650 2,600 250 1,500 200 1,200 150 300 100 18,500 750 15,900 700 2,600 250
Postsecondary teachers, computer science 8,200 500 6,900 450 1,300 200 3,300 350 2,800 300 500 150 600 100 400 100 200 50 4,300 350 3,600 350 700 150
Mathematical scientists 30,800 850 21,800 700 8,900 450 9,000 450 5,900 400 3,100 300 2,100 200 1,500 200 600 100 19,600 650 14,400 600 5,200 300
Mathematical scientists 13,400 600 8,800 500 4,700 350 5,500 350 3,400 350 2,100 250 800 150 500 100 300 100 7,200 500 4,900 450 2,300 250
Postsecondary teachers, mathematics/ statistics 17,300 600 13,000 550 4,300 300 3,500 350 2,600 300 1,000 200 1,300 150 1,000 150 300 100 12,500 500 9,500 450 3,000 250
Physical scientists 81,100 1,150 64,400 1,150 16,700 500 14,400 600 10,900 550 3,500 250 5,400 300 4,000 300 1,400 150 61,300 1,050 49,600 1,000 11,800 450
Chemists, except biochemists 20,200 700 15,700 650 4,500 350 5,200 400 3,800 350 1,400 200 1,500 200 1,200 150 400 100 13,400 600 10,700 550 2,700 250
Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean scientists 10,700 500 8,700 500 2,000 200 1,800 250 1,400 250 400 100 500 100 400 100 100 50 8,400 450 6,900 450 1,500 200
Physicists/ astronomers 12,500 550 11,100 550 1,400 200 2,100 250 1,800 250 300 100 500 150 400 100 100 50 9,900 550 9,000 500 900 150
Postsecondary teachers, chemistry 15,400 650 11,100 550 4,300 300 1,900 250 1,200 200 800 150 1,300 150 900 150 400 100 12,100 550 9,100 500 3,100 300
Postsecondary teachers, physics 9,800 500 8,400 500 1,400 200 1,500 200 1,300 200 200 100 700 150 600 150 100 50 7,600 450 6,400 400 1,200 200
Postsecondary teachers, other physical sciences 7,500 450 5,200 400 2,300 200 600 150 500 150 200 100 500 100 300 100 200 50 6,400 400 4,500 350 1,900 200
Other physical scientists 5,100 450 4,100 400 900 200 1,200 250 900 250 300 100 400 100 300 100 100 50 3,500 350 3,000 350 500 150
Psychologists 69,900 1,100 29,200 850 40,700 850 2,700 250 800 200 1,900 200 8,100 350 2,600 150 5,500 300 59,100 1,100 25,800 850 33,300 800
Psychologists 50,500 1,100 20,300 750 30,200 750 1,800 250 400 150 1,300 200 5,400 300 1,600 150 3,800 250 43,400 1,050 18,300 700 25,100 750
Postsecondary teachers, psychology 19,400 650 8,900 500 10,500 550 900 150 400 100 600 150 2,700 250 1,000 150 1,700 200 15,700 600 7,600 500 8,200 500
Social scientists 58,800 1,050 34,100 800 24,800 750 5,800 350 3,100 250 2,700 200 7,200 300 3,800 250 3,500 200 45,800 950 27,300 750 18,500 650
Economists 7,300 400 5,100 400 2,200 250 1,100 150 500 150 500 100 700 100 500 100 200 50 5,500 400 4,000 350 1,500 200
Political scientists 1,000 200 700 150 300 100 D D D D D D 100 50 100 50 D D 800 200 500 150 300 100
Postsecondary teachers, economics 9,400 500 7,400 500 2,000 250 1,500 200 1,100 200 400 100 1,000 150 700 150 300 100 7,000 500 5,700 450 1,300 200
Postsecondary teachers, political science 9,000 450 6,100 400 2,900 250 500 150 200 100 300 100 1,200 200 700 150 400 100 7,300 450 5,200 400 2,200 250
Postsecondary teachers, sociology 7,600 400 3,500 300 4,100 300 600 100 200 100 300 50 1,200 150 500 100 600 100 5,800 400 2,700 250 3,200 300
Postsecondary teachers, other social sciences 13,800 550 7,000 450 6,800 400 1,200 150 600 150 500 100 1,900 200 900 150 1,000 150 10,700 500 5,500 400 5,200 350
Sociologists/ anthropologists 3,100 250 1,300 200 1,800 200 100 100 D D 100 50 300 100 100 50 200 100 2,600 250 1,200 200 1,500 200
Other social scientists 7,600 450 3,000 300 4,500 350 700 150 200 100 500 150 900 150 300 100 700 100 5,900 400 2,600 300 3,400 300
Engineering occupations 93,700 1,300 81,400 1,250 12,300 550 34,700 900 29,800 850 5,000 350 5,700 300 4,700 300 1,000 100 53,300 1,050 46,900 950 6,400 400
Aerospace/ aeronautical/ astronautical engineers 5,700 450 5,000 450 600 150 1,100 200 900 200 100 100 400 100 300 100 100 50 4,200 400 3,700 400 400 100
Chemical engineers 7,700 500 6,600 450 1,000 200 3,000 300 2,600 300 400 150 500 100 400 100 100 50 4,100 400 3,600 350 500 150
Civil/ architectural/ sanitary engineers 4,700 450 4,200 450 400 150 1,600 300 1,500 250 D D 500 150 500 150 D D 2,600 350 2,300 300 300 100
Electrical engineers 19,600 650 17,600 650 1,900 250 9,700 500 8,400 500 1,300 250 800 150 700 150 100 50 9,100 500 8,600 500 600 100
Industrial engineersb 1,100 200 800 200 300 100 300 150 300 100 D D 100 50 D D * * 700 200 600 150 200 100
Mechanical engineers 9,400 550 8,600 550 800 150 4,100 350 3,800 350 400 100 300 100 300 100 D D 5,000 400 4,600 400 400 150
Postsecondary teachers, engineering 21,400 750 18,300 700 3,100 300 5,900 450 5,100 400 800 150 1,800 200 1,400 200 400 100 13,700 600 11,900 550 1,900 250
Other engineersb 24,200 850 20,100 750 4,200 350 9,100 600 7,300 550 1,800 250 1,300 150 1,000 150 200 100 13,800 600 11,700 550 2,100 300
S&E-related occupations 78,900 1,300 47,900 1,100 30,900 800 14,400 650 9,500 550 4,900 400 7,000 300 3,300 250 3,600 250 57,500 1,100 35,100 950 22,400 700
Health occupations, except postsecondary teachers and managers 22,500 800 12,200 600 10,300 550 4,500 400 2,600 300 1,900 250 2,400 200 1,200 200 1,200 150 15,500 650 8,400 550 7,100 500
Postsecondary teachers, health and related sciences 21,200 800 9,900 550 11,300 500 2,600 300 1,300 250 1,300 200 2,100 200 800 150 1,300 200 16,500 700 7,800 450 8,700 450
S&E managers, including health 27,700 800 20,800 700 6,900 450 5,900 450 4,600 400 1,300 200 1,900 200 1,000 150 900 150 19,900 700 15,200 600 4,700 400
S&E precollege teachers 4,300 400 2,400 300 1,900 250 300 100 200 100 100 100 500 100 300 100 200 100 3,500 400 1,900 300 1,600 250
S&E technicians and technologists 2,600 300 2,200 250 400 100 900 200 800 150 100 100 100 50 D D D D 1,700 250 1,400 250 200 100
Other S&E-related occupations 600 150 400 150 S S 200 100 D D D D D D D D D D 300 150 300 150 D D
Non-S&E occupations 131,200 1,850 83,700 1,700 47,500 1,050 20,100 750 14,200 650 5,900 350 12,200 500 6,500 400 5,600 300 98,900 1,700 62,900 1,500 35,900 950
Arts/ humanities-related occupations 6,900 450 3,100 300 3,800 350 600 150 200 100 400 100 400 100 100 50 200 100 6,000 450 2,700 300 3,200 350
Management-related occupations 22,400 800 14,100 700 8,300 500 4,900 450 3,500 400 1,400 200 1,900 150 1,000 150 800 150 15,600 700 9,500 600 6,100 500
Non-S&E managers 57,200 1,300 41,400 1,250 15,800 600 8,000 450 6,500 450 1,500 200 4,900 350 2,900 300 2,000 200 44,300 1,250 32,000 1,150 12,400 600
Non-S&E postsecondary teachers 16,700 650 8,900 600 7,800 450 2,500 250 1,300 250 1,200 200 2,300 250 1,100 150 1,100 150 12,000 600 6,500 450 5,500 400
Non-S&E precollege/ other teachers 2,800 350 1,100 200 1,700 250 400 150 200 100 200 100 300 100 100 50 200 50 2,200 300 800 200 1,300 250
Sales/ marketing occupations 7,700 550 5,200 450 2,500 250 2,100 250 1,500 250 600 150 500 100 300 100 200 100 5,100 450 3,300 400 1,700 250
Social service–related occupations 6,200 450 2,800 350 3,400 300 300 100 200 100 200 100 1,100 150 300 100 700 150 4,900 400 2,300 350 2,600 300
Other non-S&E occupations 11,100 600 7,100 500 4,100 350 1,400 250 800 200 500 150 900 200 500 150 400 100 8,900 550 5,800 400 3,100 350

Codes used in data tables: * = suppressed when population estimate < 50. D = suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information. S = suppressed for reliability; coefficient of variation exceeds publication standards.
S&E = science and engineering; SE = standard error.
a Other minority includes Hispanic or Latino, and non-Hispanic or Latino American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian, Other Pacific Islander, and respondents reporting more than one race. Detail for Other minority can be found in table 38.
b From 1999 to 2008, data for Industrial engineers were mislabeled as "Materials/metallurgical engineers." For all years, data in this category have included only industrial engineers. For all years, data on Materials/metallurgical engineers have been included only in Other engineers.
NOTES: Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100. Standard errors are rounded up to the nearest 50. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2013.
Data from survey cycle 2013, as of 18 February 2014.