Figure H-9. Employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by race/ethnicity and occupation: 2006
Figure Updated: August 2009
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.