Table 3-2
Classification of degree fields and occupations
 
            Occupation classification
Classification   Degree field   Occupation   STEM S&T
 
S&E   Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences   Biological, agricultural, and environmental life scientists   X X
  Computer and mathematical sciences   Computer and mathematical scientists   X X
  Physical sciences   Physical scientists   X X
  Social sciences   Social scientists   X X
  Engineering   Engineers   X X
  S&E postsecondary teachers   X X
 
S&E-related   Health fields   Health-related occupations      
  Science and math teacher education   S&E managers   X  
  Technology and technical fields   S&E precollege teachers      
  Architecture   S&E technicians and technologists   X X
  Actuarial science   Architects      
  Actuaries      
  S&E-related postsecondary teachers      
 
Non-S&E   Management and administration   Non-S&E managers      
  Education (except science and math teacher education)   Management-related occupations      
  Social services and related fields   Non-S&E precollege teachers      
  Sales and marketing   Non-S&E postsecondary teachers      
  Arts and humanities   Social services occupations      
  Other fields   Sales and marketing occupations      
  Arts and humanities occupations      
  Other occupations      
 

S&T = science and technology; STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTES: Designations STEM and S&T refer to occupations only. For more detailed classification of occupations and degrees by S&E, S&E-related, and non-S&E, see National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/docs/occ03maj.html and http://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/docs/ed03maj.html.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012