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Figure H-9. Employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by race/ethnicity and occupation: 2006

Figure Updated: August 2009

Figure H-9. Employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by race/ethnicity and occupation: 2006.

NOTE: Other includes Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander and multiple race.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT).

The racial/ethnic composition of doctoral engineers differs markedly from that of doctoral scientists.

  • Asians comprised a far larger share and whites a much smaller share of doctoral engineers than of doctoral scientists in 2006.
  • Blacks and Hispanics each constituted 3 percent of doctoral scientists and 2–3 percent of doctoral engineers.
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives were 0.7 percent of doctoral scientists and 0.3 percent of doctoral engineers in 2006.

Related Information

Table H-6. Employed scientists and engineers, by occupation, highest degree level, and race/ethnicity: 2006

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