FIGURE 2-4 Median salaries of degree recipients 1 to 5 years after degree, by field and level of highest degree, 2003.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Survey of College Graduates, preliminary estimates (2003). Note: Non-S&E fields include the SESTAT categories of “non-S&E” and “S& E-related.”

FIGURE 2-5 Inflation-adjusted change in median salary 1 to 5 years after degree, by field of highest degree, 1993-2003.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Survey of College Graduates, preliminary estimates (2003). Note: Non-S&E fields include the SESTAT categories of “non-S&E” and “S& E-related.”

some time and to percolate to more companies. Graduates of the mathematical PSMs are well qualified both for starting positions and career advancement in these workgroups. (See Box 2-6.)

  • The biotechnology industry has grown and matured. While some Ph.D.s have founded and managed companies and others fill executive positions, most Ph.D.s in the biotechnology industry work in research and research management. The industry also has a growing need for people



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