TABLE 19 Relationship of Principal Job of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s to Doctoral Degree, by Field of Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Field of Doctorate

Relationship of Principal Job to Doctoral Degree

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

Closely Related

68.2

80.6

66.5

56.1

51.2

71.1

70.7

70.0

79.1

72.2

80.9

62.0

Somewhat Related

24.1

16.5

24.4

33.1

34.0

22.1

22.8

23.0

16.8

20.2

15.0

29.6

Not Related

7.7

3.0

9.1

10.8

14.7

6.8

6.5

7.0

4.1

7.5

4.1

8.4

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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