Table 3-27
Field of highest degree among workers with highest degree in S&E, by race/ethnicity: 2008
(Percent)
 
Race/ethnicity All S&E fields Computer/ mathematical sciences Biological/ agricultural/ environmental life sciences Physical sciences Social sciences Engineering
 
Employed with highest degree in S&E 12,588,000 15.3 15.6 6.7 39.3 23.2
Asian 1,545,000 24.7 13.8 7.4 20.2 33.9
American Indian/ Alaska Native 46,000 19.9 17.3 6.3 41.3 15.1
Black 638,000 17.0 12.3 3.5 54.0 13.1
Hispanic 722,000 11.7 14.7 5.1 45.8 22.7
White 9,348,000 14.0 16.1 7.0 40.6 22.3
Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander 53,000 14.1 14.9 3.6 40.2 27.2
Two or more races 236,000 11.1 14.7 5.5 50.3 18.5
 

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