TABLE 40 Work-Related Training Activities Between April 1994 and April 1995 of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Field of Doctorate, 1995 (in percent)

 

Field of Doctorate

 

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.) *

542,100

6,600

25,100

61,300

38,700

16,500

22,400

109,700

16,900

75,700

82,100

86,900

Taken Work-Related Training

52.1

53.8

43.4

49.4

39.2

47.4

58.5

46.6

69.2

48.1

71.8

50.1

No Work-Related Training

47.9

46.2

56.6

50.6

60.8

52.6

41.5

53.4

30.8

51.9

28.2

49.9

Total with Training (No.)

282,600

3,500

10,900

30,300

15,200

7,800

13,100

51,100

11,700

36,400

58,900

43,500

Types of Work-Related Training **

 

Management/Supervisor Training

27.7

21.3

17.9

37.7

29.2

24.3

34.8

28.9

31.7

25.5

17.3

35.1

Training in Occupational Field

77.7

79.9

79.1

71.1

69.5

73.1

75.4

76.1

85.8

69.9

91.5

73.7

General Professional Training

19.8

14.8

15.4

23.3

18.9

18.0

24.6

18.6

19.3

23.4

15.5

22.3

Other Work-Related Training

16.5

18.3

16.8

17.0

19.1

21.7

17.1

17.1

16.2

22.5

11.2

15.2

Reasons for Taking Training **

 

Change Occupational Field

11.1

10.1

14.8

12.3

11.7

11.5

11.0

10.7

12.4

9.4

9.6

13.1

Further Skills in Occupational Field

91.8

88.9

92.8

89.3

86.7

86.0

92.4

91.7

95.9

89.6

96.6

90.7

Licensure/Certification

18.2

3.6

4.2

6.7

5.3

7.6

17.6

15.5

38.5

8.9

45.3

6.0

Increase Opportunities

29.6

33.8

32.3

33.8

28.6

28.5

34.0

29.1

32.3

28.1

22.4

35.8

Learn Skills for New Position

26.6

34.5

24.7

32.8

29.6

27.3

24.4

27.5

29.2

21.3

19.4

33.6

Required or Expected by Employer

33.0

34.0

32.0

42.1

40.7

34.4

36.1

33.0

32.2

32.5

23.0

37.4

Other Reasons

7.1

7.8

7.9

6.6

7.3

9.2

6.0

6.6

6.0

10.5

6.5

5.8

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

*Those who reported that they had never worked were excluded.

**Percentages may total more than 100 because multiple answers were allowed.

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



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