Table E-46-3. Percentage distribution of young adults ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor's or higher degree who have a bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, are in the labor force, and are employed, by occupation type, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010
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Table E-46-3.  Percentage distribution of young adults ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor's or higher degree who have a bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, are in the labor force, and are employed, by occupation type, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010

Sex, race/ethnicity, nativity,
and citizenship status
Total   Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) occupation   Non-STEM occupation
  Total Computer scientists   Engineers/
architects
  Scientists   Medical professionals   Health professionals   Agriculture and
forestry workers
  Total Business workers/ managers   Educators   Legal professionals   Human/
protective services workers
  Military personnel   Other
Total1 100.0   55.7 14.1   11.4   5.4   23.1   1.3   0.4   44.3 17.5   7.8   1.0   1.6   0.4   15.9
Sex                                                      
Male 100.0   53.0 19.8   16.3   5.1   10.7   0.6   0.5   47.0 20.3   6.7   1.1   1.5   0.6   16.8
Female 100.0   59.0 7.0   5.2   5.7   38.6   2.3   0.2   41.0 14.1   9.2   0.9   1.7   0.2 ! 14.9
                                                       
Race/ethnicity                                                      
White 100.0   55.4 10.2   12.2   5.9   25.4   1.3   0.4   44.6 18.0   8.0   1.2   1.7   0.5   15.3
Black 100.0   48.1 11.0   7.0   3.7   23.0   3.0   0.3 ! 51.9 19.1   7.7   0.7   3.4   0.8 ! 20.2
Hispanic 100.0   43.6 9.4   11.1   3.6   17.5   1.5   0.6 ! 56.4 17.1   7.1   0.8   2.2   0.4 ! 28.8
Asian 100.0   64.2 29.4   10.4   5.2   18.1   0.8   0.2 ! 35.8 15.9   7.1   0.7   0.7   0.1 ! 11.4
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                        
American Indian/Alaska Native2 100.0   45.8 6.5 ! 18.7     9.8       54.2 19.8   5.7 !       26.9
American Indian 100.0   46.4   20.8     9.8 !     53.6 19.5           25.8
Alaska Native                        
Two or more races 100.0   51.0 13.5   8.5   5.9   21.9   1.2 !   49.0 17.2   9.9     1.0 !   18.7
                                                       
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                      
Male                                                      
White 100.0   51.7 15.7   18.3   5.7   10.9   0.5   0.5   48.3 21.3   6.7   1.3   1.6   0.7   16.6
Black 100.0   44.5 17.4   11.1   4.4   9.7   1.1 ! 0.7 ! 55.5 21.9   6.1     3.2   1.2 ! 22.4
Hispanic 100.0   41.7 12.8   14.9   3.4   8.7   1.1 ! 0.8 ! 58.3 17.8   5.5   0.9 ! 2.0   0.7 ! 31.5
Asian 100.0   63.7 34.8   12.5   4.4   11.0   0.7     36.3 17.6   7.1   0.6   0.8   0.1 ! 10.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                        
American Indian/Alaska Native2 100.0   38.4 9.5 ! 19.8     5.9 !     61.6 23.1           31.3
American Indian 100.0   39.5   23.9           60.5 22.3 !         29.4
Alaska Native                        
Two or more races 100.0   49.4 18.6   13.0   4.5 ! 12.8       50.6 20.6   8.8         18.6
                                                       
Female                                                      
White 100.0   59.8 3.4   4.8   6.1   43.1   2.2   0.2   40.2 13.9   9.7   1.0   1.8   0.2 ! 13.7
Black 100.0   50.8 6.1   4.0   3.2   33.1   4.4     49.2 17.0   9.0   0.8 ! 3.5     18.5
Hispanic 100.0   46.5 4.5   5.6   3.8   30.1   2.2     53.5 16.1   9.4   0.7 ! 2.4     24.8
Asian 100.0   64.9 21.2   7.2   6.4   28.8   1.1     35.1 13.2   7.1   0.9   0.5     13.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                        
American Indian/Alaska Native2 100.0   61.9       18.2 ! 27.3 !   38.1 12.6 !         17.5
American Indian                        
Alaska Native                        
Two or more races 100.0   52.9 7.6   3.3 ! 7.4   32.6   2.0 !   47.1 13.2   11.1         18.9
                                                       
Nativity                                                      
Hispanic                                                      
Born within the United States3 100.0   48.2 8.9   12.5   4.0   21.0   1.4     51.8 17.7   7.5   1.1   2.4   0.6 ! 22.6
Born outside the United States 100.0   37.3 10.2   9.1   3.1   12.6   1.6 ! 0.8 ! 62.7 16.4   6.5     1.9 !   37.3
                                                       
Asian                                                      
Born within the United States3 100.0   56.4 12.5   10.6   4.7   27.3   1.3 !   43.6 20.6   5.8   1.9   0.8 !   14.3
Born outside the United States 100.0   66.1 33.7   10.4   5.3   15.7   0.7   0.2 ! 33.9 14.7   7.5   0.4   0.6     10.6
                                                       
Citizenship status                                                      
U.S.-born citizen 100.0   54.5 9.9   12.0   5.2   25.7   1.4   0.4   45.5 18.1   7.7   1.2   1.8   0.5   16.1
Naturalized citizen 100.0   57.7 17.2   9.3   3.3   26.4   1.2     42.3 19.0   4.9   0.7 ! 1.4   0.4 ! 15.8
Noncitizen 100.0   59.5 30.0   9.8   7.2   11.2   1.1   0.3 ! 40.5 14.5   9.5   0.3   0.8     15.4
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
2 Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or unspecified.
3 Born within the United States includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Marianas, and those born abroad of American parents.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons in both households and group quarters. A household includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. A group quarters is a nontypical household-type living arrangement where people live or stay in a group living arrangement that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Group quarters include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers' dormitories. Labor force status refers to the full calendar week prior to the week when the respondent answered the questions. Respondents were allowed to indicate two major undergraduate fields of study; data reflect the first reported field of study. STEM fields, as defined here, include agriculture and natural resources, biology and biomedical sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering and engineering technologies, health professions and clinical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and physical sciences and science technologies. This indicator provides information on the percentage of graduates in undergraduate STEM fields, but does not provide an indication of the percentage of graduates in other fields who also took significant amounts of STEM coursework or those who have a second major in a STEM field. Data are assembled based on major field aggregations. In the major field aggregations that were not classified as STEM, some individual fields could be classified as STEM (such as econometrics within social sciences and history). Scientists include those in various disciplines such as astronomers, chemists, and social scientists. Medical professionals include medical doctors, pharmacists, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, and emergency medical technicians. Health professionals include various support personnel such as occupational therapy aides and dental assistants. The field of instruction for educators is not specified in the survey. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2010.
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