TABLE 27 1995 Postdoc Status of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Field of Doctorate and Years Since Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Field of Doctorate

Years Since Doctorate and Postdoc Status

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

Total Population (No.)

542,500

6,600

25,200

61,400

38,700

16,500

22,400

109,900

16,900

75,800

82,200

87,000

On Postdoc in 1995

4.2

2.4

2.2

4.0

7.0

4.4

4.2

9.9

3.0

0.7

1.9

2.0

5 Years or Less

104,200

3,400

3,800

9,200

6,100

3,200

3,800

21,200

5,000

12,400

16,000

20,100

On Postdoc in 1995

18.6

4.6

12.7

23.0

38.6

17.7

20.2

43.8

8.8

3.1

7.4

8.1

6-10 Years

88,800

2,000

3,000

8,700

5,000

2,500

3,500

17,400

3,500

11,400

14,500

17,200

On Postdoc in 1995

2.4

0.1

0.8

2.1

4.5

2.7

3.3

6.7

1.2

0.4

1.1

0.7

11-15 Years

78,600

*

3,000

7,400

4,500

2,300

3,800

17,000

2,900

12,200

15,400

9,400

On Postdoc in 1995

0.7

*

0.5

0.3

1.4

2.1

0.6

1.0

0.3

0.2

0.7

0.3

More Than 15 Years

270,900

*

15,400

36,000

23,200

8,400

11,400

54,300

5,500

39,700

36,300

40,400

On Postdoc in 1995

0.3

*

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.0

*Too few cases to estimate.

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



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