TABLE 11 Occupation of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Field of Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Field of Doctorate

Occupation

All Fields

Computer Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry

Physics and Astronomy

Earth/Atmospheric/Marine Sciences

Agricultural/Environmental Sciences

Biological Sciences

Health Sciences

Social Sciences

Psychology

Engineering

Employed Population (No.)

484,800

6,400

22,800

52,500

34,400

14,400

19,300

97,400

15,500

67,600

75,800

78,600

Practitioners and Postsecondary

Teachers of Science & Engineering

Computer Scientists

3.9

72.4

13.3

1.7

5.5

1.5

0.8

0.8

0.3

1.6

1.1

6.5

Mathematical Scientists

3.9

1.1

61.2

0.2

1.8

0.7

1.0

1.0

0.3

1.6

0.6

1.4

Chemists

6.6

0.0

0.3

53.8

0.6

1.4

2.7

1.5

2.3

0.1

0.1

0.8

Physicists

4.0

0.0

0.5

1.7

47.5

1.7

0.1

0.3

0.6

0.0

0.0

1.5

Earth/Atmospheric/Marine Scientists

3.2

0.0

0.1

1.5

5.9

67.1

3.9

0.7

0.4

1.1

0.0

1.1

Agricultural/Environmental Scientists

2.5

0.0

0.0

0.4

0.0

0.1

41.0

3.4

0.3

0.5

0.0

0.2

Biological Scientists

13.8

0.8

0.3

6.5

1.9

5.0

17.2

54.7

16.3

0.5

1.9

1.1

Health Scientists

5.6

0.8

0.5

2.1

1.3

0.3

2.9

13.9

46.8

2.2

2.6

1.0

Social Scientists

8.3

0.6

0.2

0.0

0.3

0.4

1.3

0.1

2.1

56.4

1.1

0.2

Psychologists

11.4

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.3

1.6

1.1

71.3

0.0

Engineers

12.1

2.8

3.9

4.2

12.0

3.8

2.1

0.7

0.8

0.2

0.6

62.0

Other Teachers/Professors

2.3

3.8

2.1

0.9

1.0

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.7

8.2

2.4

0.7

Top/Mid-Level Managers

12.7

8.9

9.1

15.4

11.1

9.8

13.0

11.9

17.2

13.3

9.7

15.9

Management-Related Occupations

4.6

2.7

3.2

5.0

4.1

3.4

4.7

4.5

5.9

5.7

4.3

4.5

Technologists

1.2

4.5

2.5

1.7

3.2

1.0

1.6

1.1

0.5

0.4

0.3

1.3

Other Occupations

4.1

1.3

2.6

4.8

3.7

2.8

6.8

4.2

2.8

7.1

3.9

2.0

Note: Numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred; therefore, subcategories may not add to total.

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



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