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Employed Science, Engineering and Health Doctorate Holders

Description: 

A central theme of the economic literature on regional economic growth is the importance of high-quality human capital in the workforce. Advanced degrees in science and engineering are of particular importance to innovation.

The number of employed individuals holding a doctorate in a science, engineering or health field is displayed on Arizona Indicators. A distinction is made between the total employed and those employed in science, engineering and health occupations. The numbers are expressed per 1 million residents.

Data Source: 

National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/doctoratework/. The data are produced irregularly and are released approximately 3 years after the end of a year. The 2013 data were obtained from Table 46 of “Survey of Doctorate Recipients.” The “science and engineering occupations” figure is the sum of “total science occupations” and “engineering occupations.”

Annual population estimates, expressed as of July 1, are produced by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau. The national and state estimates are released in December. The time series of population estimates is most easily accessed from the BEA: http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm.

Data Quality Comments: 

The NSF data are based on a survey.

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Visualization Notes:

The per capita number of total employed individuals holding a doctorate in science, engineering and health fields was 35 percent less than the national average in Arizona in 2013. The per capita numbers have been increasing over time, but the gains in Arizona have been smaller. Among those working in science and engineering occupations, the per capita number in Arizona was 39 percent less than the U.S. average in 2013. The per capita number working in science and engineering occupations in Arizona dropped between 2003 and 2013.

Data Source

National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/doctoratework/. The data are produced irregularly and are released approximately 3 years after the end of a year. The 2013 data were obtained from Table 46 of “Survey of Doctorate Recipients.” The “science and engineering occupations” figure is the sum of “total science occupations” and “engineering occupations.”

Annual population estimates, expressed as of July 1, are produced by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau. The national and state estimates are released in December. The time series of population estimates is most easily accessed from the BEA: http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm.