TABLE 10 Occupation of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Years Since Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Years Since Doctorate

Occupation

Total

5 Years or Less

6-15 Years

16-25 Years

More Than 25 Years

Employed Population (No.)

484,800

100,200

161,100

145,400

78,100

Scientists

38.3

51.7

41.5

29.7

33.2

Computer Scientists

2.9

4.0

3.1

2.8

1.4

Math Scientists

1.2

1.7

1.4

1.0

0.8

Chemists

4.4

5.7

4.6

3.3

4.2

Physicists

2.5

3.4

2.4

2.0

2.5

Earth/Atmospheric/Marine Scientists

2.1

2.5

2.0

2.2

2.0

Agricultural/Environmental Scientists

1.8

1.9

2.0

1.3

1.8

Biological Scientists

9.8

16.6

10.5

6.7

5.6

Health Scientists

2.6

2.9

2.7

2.8

1.9

Social Scientists

2.4

2.9

2.7

2.0

1.8

Psychologists

8.5

10.0

10.1

7.4

5.0

Engineers

8.8

12.6

9.0

7.2

6.8

Postsecondary Teachers of Science

24.8

20.4

23.6

25.5

31.4

Postsecondary Teachers of Engineering

3.2

2.9

3.3

2.7

4.2

Other Teachers/Professors

2.3

1.8

2.4

2.5

2.0

Top/Mid-Level Managers

12.7

3.7

10.4

18.7

17.9

Management-Related Occupations

4.6

2.4

5.0

5.7

4.6

Technologists

1.2

1.5

1.4

1.2

0.8

Other Occupations

4.1

3.0

3.5

5.0

5.3

 

SOURCE: National Research Council/National Science Foundation, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 1995.



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