In 1995, 20 percent of humanities doctorates held a second job. What were those jobs and who was likely to hold one?
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4 Second Job In 1995, 20 percent of humanities doctorates held a second job. What were those jobs and who was likely to hold one? Half of music doctorates held second jobs. (As shown earlier, music doctorates also earned the lowest salaries in their principal jobs and were the youngest doctorates.) In contrast, the other fields were all clustered between 14 and 18 percent (see Table 25). ("Other humanities" were at 22 percent.) Over one-third (37 percent) of the second jobs were in postsecondary teaching. More than one-half of the second jobs among philosophy doctorates were in this occupation, compared with only 26 percent of second jobs of music doctorates. One-third (32 percent) of the second jobs were artists/writers/media specialists. Over half (56 percent) of the second jobs of music doctorates were in this area (mostly in the musician/composer category), whereas 11 to 12 percent of the second jobs of historians and philosophers were in this category. Figure 11. Humanities Ph.D.s with second jobs, by field, 1995.
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The more time that had passed since receiving the Ph.D., the less likely humanities doctorates were to hold second jobs. Approximately one-quarter of the Ph.D.s who had their doctorates for 5 years or less held second jobs, compared with only 17 percent of those who held doctorates for more than 25 years (see Table 26). Over half (57 percent) of those with second jobs indicated that those jobs were closely related to their degree field. This ranged from 72 percent of music doctorates to 41 percent of English and modern language doctorates (see Table 27).