Table 3-28
Foreign-born workers in S&E occupations, by education level: Selected years, 2000–09
(Percent)
 
  2000   2003   2006   2008   2009
Education Decennial census   SESTAT ACS   SESTAT ACS   SESTAT ACS   ACS
 
All college educateda 22.4   22.6 24.2   24.0 25.3   24.8 24.9   25.2
Bachelor's 16.5   16.4 17.7   17.5 18.1   17.2 18.4   18.3
Master's 29.0   30.3 32.0   32.8 33.5   33.9 32.7   33.4
Doctorate 37.6   40.5 37.8   40.9 41.8   41.4 40.9   41.6
 

ACS = American Community Survey; SESTAT = Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System

aIncludes professional degrees not broken out separately.

NOTES: Includes all S&E occupations except postsecondary teachers because these occupations not separately reported in 2000 Census or ACS data files. SESTAT 2006 and 2008 data do not include foreign workers who arrived in the United States after 2000 Decennial Census and also did not earn S&E degree in United States.

SOURCES: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, SESTAT (2003–08), http://sestat.nsf.gov; Census Bureau, 2000 Decennial Census Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and ACS (2003, 2006, 2008, 2009).

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