TABLE 13 Primary Work Activity of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Years Since Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Years Since Doctorate

Primary Work Activity

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

Applied Research

20.2

25.8

22.3

16.4

15.5

Basic Research

13.7

19.9

14.4

9.5

11.9

Development and Design

7.2

8.1

7.3

7.4

5.5

Computer Applications

4.4

5.3

4.7

4.1

2.8

Management and Administration

11.8

4.0

10.3

16.9

15.6

Professional Services

12.3

12.5

13.9

12.2

9.1

Teaching

22.1

18.8

19.5

23.7

28.5

Other Activities

8.4

5.6

7.7

9.7

11.0

 

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



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