College graduate workers with their highest degree in the geosciences comprise 23% of the mining industry, 11% of the petroleum industry, and 3% of the basic research industry. If a worker has multiple degrees, only their highest degree (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or professional) is represented in these charts.
Mining Workers, Petroleum Workers and Basic Researchers by field of highest degree. Source: National Science Foundation, National Survey of College Graduates, 2003.Date updated: 2008-06-17
Data Brief 2008-007
Written and compiled by Leila Gonzales for AGI, June 2008
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