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Table 3-0. Broad occupation category of employed U.S. scientists and engineers, by all degree levels and level of highest degree: 2013
 

Level of highest degree                S&E occupations S&E-related occupations  
All occupations Biological/ agricultural/
other life scientists
Computer/ mathematical
scientists
Physical/ related scientists
Social/ related scientists
Engineering

Health occupations

S&E managers, including health S&E pre-college teachers S&E technicians and technologists Other S&E-related occupations Non-S&E occupations
Number SE Percent Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
All degree levelsa 23,557,000 336,000 100.0 2.7 0.15 11.2 0.25 1.4 0.05 2.5 0.15 6.6 0.15 19.5 0.35 3.8 0.15 4.1 0.25 3.3 0.15 0.9 0.10 44.0 0.40
Bachelor's 13,432,000 237,000 100.0 2.0 0.15 13.3 0.40 1.0 0.10 0.9 0.15 7.4 0.20 18.2 0.45 3.7 0.20 3.1 0.30 4.3 0.20 0.9 0.10 45.3 0.60
Master's 6,882,000 109,500 100.0 2.3 0.25 10.8 0.35 1.2 0.10 3.6 0.25 6.6 0.25 12.9 0.45 4.0 0.25 7.6 0.45 2.6 0.20 1.1 0.15 47.2 0.70
Doctorate 1,154,000 16,000 100.0 17.5 0.40 9.3 0.35 9.3 0.30 15.1 0.40 10.2 0.30 8.0 0.60 3.4 0.25 1.9 0.50 1.1 0.15 0.1 0.05 24.2 0.70

Data codes used in these tables: * = value < 500. D = suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information. S = suppressed for reliability; coefficient of variation exceeds publication standards.
Abbreviations used in these tables: S&E = science and engineering; SE = standard error.
a Total includes professional degrees not broken out separately.
NOTES: Numbers are rounded to the nearest 1,000. Standard errors for numbers are rounded up to the nearest 500. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Scientists and engineers are bachelor's and higher degreed individuals living in the United States with an S&E or S&E-related degree or occupation. See appendix for additional details on coverage, eligibility, educational field classification, and occupational classification.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT): 2013.
Data from survey cycle 2013, as of 24 February 2015.