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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 13: Postdoctoral Appointees and Other Nonfaculty Research Staff


   TABLE C-21.  SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEES IN
              DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                  FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............|  24,819 |  26,083 |  27,878 |  29,515 |  30,803 |  32,675 |  34,261 |  36,158
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|  18,771 |  19,687 |  20,864 |  21,770 |  22,811 |  23,825 |  24,611 |  25,786
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|  17,328 |  18,002 |  18,952 |  19,831 |  20,568 |  21,474 |  22,177 |  23,197
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|   4,945 |   5,185 |   5,355 |   5,565 |   5,693 |   5,757 |   5,648 |   5,810
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     124 |     147 |     186 |     184 |     210 |     206 |     219 |     246
   CHEMISTRY .............................|   3,235 |   3,421 |   3,457 |   3,630 |   3,647 |   3,564 |   3,567 |   3,679
   PHYSICS ...............................|   1,552 |   1,584 |   1,683 |   1,723 |   1,813 |   1,948 |   1,823 |   1,841
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|      34 |      33 |      29 |      28 |      23 |      39 |      39 |      44
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     420 |     493 |     450 |     591 |     623 |     690 |     762 |     815
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      58 |      71 |      58 |      57 |      59 |      64 |      81 |      89
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     239 |     273 |     265 |     343 |     369 |     399 |     423 |     435
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      81 |     116 |     107 |     170 |     161 |     186 |     204 |     237
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|      42 |      33 |      20 |      21 |      34 |      41 |      54 |      54
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|     229 |     284 |     224 |     248 |     206 |     201 |     220 |     262
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|      99 |      91 |      78 |      71 |     120 |     144 |     164 |     183
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     442 |     464 |     517 |     524 |     565 |     630 |     704 |     742
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  10,358 |  10,667 |  11,425 |  11,930 |  12,478 |  13,172 |  13,779 |  14,469
   ANATOMY ...............................|     332 |     377 |     460 |     463 |     509 |     496 |     462 |     503
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   2,113 |   2,078 |   2,216 |   2,174 |   2,120 |   2,157 |   2,362 |   2,379
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   1,176 |   1,225 |   1,278 |   1,358 |   1,397 |   1,475 |   1,460 |   1,578
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      74 |      70 |     100 |      97 |     100 |     122 |     131 |     155
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     116 |     124 |     138 |     118 |     156 |     176 |     176 |     184
   BOTANY ................................|     410 |     445 |     447 |     449 |     488 |     492 |     511 |     590
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|     899 |     884 |     966 |   1,258 |   1,264 |   1,308 |   1,441 |   1,605
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      39 |      33 |      52 |      57 |      49 |      60 |      65 |      88
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|     162 |     176 |     219 |     212 |     236 |     223 |     223 |     188
   GENETICS ..............................|     493 |     504 |     535 |     614 |     625 |     671 |     665 |     701
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   1,300 |   1,392 |   1,519 |   1,469 |   1,715 |   1,784 |   1,881 |   1,938
   NUTRITION .............................|     177 |     138 |     127 |     131 |     171 |     196 |     210 |     192
   PATHOLOGY .............................|     745 |     803 |     880 |   1,018 |   1,075 |   1,170 |   1,202 |   1,263
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|     902 |     991 |   1,033 |   1,104 |   1,153 |   1,286 |   1,327 |   1,375
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,019 |   1,034 |   1,067 |   1,043 |   1,060 |   1,139 |   1,150 |   1,111
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|     197 |     181 |     195 |     162 |     161 |     165 |     174 |     177
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|     204 |     212 |     193 |     203 |     199 |     252 |     339 |     442
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|     459 |     498 |     536 |     464 |     504 |     520 |     522 |     544
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|     376 |     320 |     367 |     438 |     379 |     360 |     378 |     372
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|      31 |      20 |      28 |      57 |      39 |      49 |      46 |      45
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|      54 |      56 |      74 |      64 |      51 |      59 |      52 |      57
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|      36 |       9 |      33 |      37 |      40 |      22 |      38 |      46
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|      15 |      22 |      22 |      19 |      15 |      22 |      28 |      23
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|      42 |      36 |      30 |      38 |      14 |      26 |      29 |      20
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|      54 |      49 |      41 |      66 |      78 |      49 |      35 |      44
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|      93 |      73 |      75 |      94 |      90 |      72 |      72 |      63
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|       3 |       1 |       0 |       2 |       1 |       3 |       5 |       4
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|      48 |      54 |      64 |      61 |      51 |      58 |      73 |      70
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|   1,443 |   1,685 |   1,912 |   1,939 |   2,243 |   2,351 |   2,434 |   2,589
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      43 |      48 |      38 |      67 |      77 |      92 |     116 |     100
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|      29 |      31 |      39 |      33 |      35 |      37 |      39 |      45
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|      44 |      47 |      69 |      72 |      61 |      81 |      85 |     141
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|     310 |     423 |     466 |     550 |     568 |     535 |     526 |     520
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|     174 |     203 |     182 |     168 |     185 |     187 |     181 |     210
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|     176 |     186 |     193 |     241 |     339 |     313 |     383 |     407
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      41 |      38 |      74 |      76 |     117 |      71 |      78 |      95
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|      26 |      32 |      32 |       6 |      27 |      38 |      63 |      53
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|     216 |     216 |     302 |     220 |     324 |     349 |     355 |     381
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|     283 |     325 |     323 |     363 |     392 |     450 |     403 |     441
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      20 |      17 |      36 |      30 |      29 |      34 |      40 |      39
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|      81 |     119 |     158 |     113 |      89 |     164 |     165 |     157
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   6,048 |   6,396 |   7,014 |   7,745 |   7,992 |   8,850 |   9,650 |  10,372
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   4,691 |   4,905 |   5,505 |   6,184 |   6,366 |   7,072 |   7,631 |   8,185
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      77 |      94 |      45 |      53 |      77 |      75 |     102 |     191
 NURSING .................................|      49 |      30 |      36 |      23 |      28 |      28 |      40 |      48
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|     407 |     484 |     533 |     487 |     475 |     486 |     534 |     580
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|     188 |     163 |     192 |     218 |     204 |     224 |     232 |     241
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|      25 |      26 |      28 |      27 |      40 |      46 |      49 |      40
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     112 |     132 |     111 |     102 |     119 |     117 |     133 |     134
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     499 |     562 |     564 |     651 |     683 |     802 |     929 |     953
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KEY:      N.E.C. = NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING