Table 3-15
Scientists and engineers participating in work-related training, by employment status and occupation: 2008
 
Employment status and occupation Number Percent
 
All scientists and engineers 23,232,000 57.8
Employed 19,244,000 66.5
S&E occupations 4,874,000 58.1
Computer and mathematical scientists 1,970,000 54.1
Biological, agricultural, other life scientists 498,000 56.2
Physical scientists 322,000 53.1
Social scientists 502,000 62.9
Engineers 1,582,000 63.1
S&E-related occupations 5,542,000 78.5
Non-S&E occupations 8,828,000 63.6
Unemployed 604,000 31.8
S&E occupations 140,000 25.9
Computer and mathematical scientists 61,000 28.8
Biological, agricultural, other life scientists 12,000 24.7
Physical and related scientists 10,000 22.5
Social and related scientists 11,000 36.8
Engineers 45,000 20.2
S&E-related occupations 106,000 44.0
Non-S&E occupations 359,000 30.5
Not in labor force 3,383,000 13.1
 

NOTES: Scientists and engineers include those with one or more S&E or S&E-related degrees at bachelor's level or higher, or who have non-S&E degree at bachelor's level or higher and employed in S&E or S&E-related occupation in 2006. Unemployed individuals are those not working but who looked for job in preceding 4 weeks. For unemployed, the last job held was used for classification. Total excludes scientists and engineers who never worked. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) (2008), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012