Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Science technologies

Science technologies field of degree. Employment: 16,080. Median annual wage: $60,000.

Science technologies field of degree. Employment: 16,080. Median annual wage: $60,000

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Table 1. Science technologies degree, 2018

Data

Science technologies

All fields

Employment

16,080 55,381,020

Median wage

$60,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

14 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

27 59

Percent with an advanced degree

14 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of science technologies major, 2018

Science technologies major

Major share

Nuclear, industrial radiology, and biological technologies

100%

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with a science technologies degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

51%

Business and financial operations occupations

8

Educational instruction and library occupations

8

Management occupations

7

Production occupations

6

Other

22

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with a science technologies degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

21% Doctoral or professional degree 3% 74%

Diagnostic medical sonographers

17 Associate's degree 5 9

Medical dosimetrists, medical records specialists, and health technologists and technicians, all other

8 Postsecondary nondegree award 3 17

Radiologic technologists and technicians

7 Associate's degree 26 3

Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

7 Associate's degree 5 11

Registered nurses

7 Bachelor's degree 4 12

Accountants and auditors

4 Bachelor's degree 2 26

Production workers, all other

2 High school diploma or equivalent 5 1

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 3 21

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

-4 Postsecondary nondegree award 2 1

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Science technologies,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/science-technologies/science-technologies-field-of-degree.htm (visited June 12, 2021).

Last Modified Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

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