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Table 7-0. Employed U.S. scientists and engineers, by all degree levels, level of highest degree, employment sector, and primary or secondary work activity: 2013
 

Level of highest degree                Primary or secondary work activity
Employed scientists and engineers Computer applications Management, sales, administration Research and development Teaching Other
Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE
All degree levelsa 23,557,000 336,000 2,533,000 63,000 13,588,000 208,500 6,312,000 107,500 4,212,000 81,500 9,991,000 149,000
Bachelor's 13,432,000 237,000 1,695,000 53,000 8,169,000 155,000 3,420,000 78,000 1,872,000 57,000 5,387,000 108,500
Master's 6,882,000 109,500 730,000 21,500 3,874,000 71,000 1,951,000 42,500 1,748,000 54,500 2,483,000 47,000
Doctorate 1,154,000 16,000 91,000 3,500 455,000 9,500 703,000 12,000 359,000 9,500 267,000 8,500

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. Business/industry includes self-employed individuals, nonprofit organizations, and other unspecified types of employers. Four-year college/university includes medical schools and university-affiliated research institutes. Other educational institution includes 2-year colleges, precollege institutions, and other educational institutions. Government includes federal (civilian), military, state, and local employers.
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.