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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 13: Postdoctoral Appointees and Other Nonfaculty Research Staff


  TABLE C-27.  NONFACULTY SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 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 .............|   4,558 |   4,839 |   4,883 |   5,224 |   5,442 |   5,469 |   5,985 |   6,205
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....|   3,660 |   3,884 |   4,026 |   4,327 |   4,513 |   4,400 |   4,810 |   5,016
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................|   3,219 |   3,318 |   3,445 |   3,721 |   3,854 |   3,658 |   4,002 |   4,185
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|     845 |     954 |     986 |   1,001 |   1,000 |   1,065 |   1,222 |   1,222
   ASTRONOMY .............................|      69 |      81 |      68 |      87 |      66 |      70 |     100 |     151
   CHEMISTRY .............................|     364 |     428 |     465 |     449 |     474 |     472 |     538 |     521
   PHYSICS ...............................|     409 |     444 |     452 |     461 |     459 |     522 |     583 |     548
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|       3 |       1 |       1 |       4 |       1 |       1 |       1 |       2
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|     197 |     196 |     227 |     314 |     302 |     324 |     362 |     428
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|      44 |      18 |      10 |      19 |      26 |      21 |      40 |      27
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|     114 |     108 |     118 |     135 |     129 |     160 |     145 |     207
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|      37 |      65 |      82 |     137 |     141 |     129 |     147 |     174
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|       2 |       5 |      17 |      23 |       6 |      14 |      30 |      20
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|      70 |      89 |      64 |      90 |      84 |      70 |      52 |      72
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|     122 |      95 |      68 |      61 |      50 |      42 |      67 |      48
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|     115 |     116 |     149 |     182 |     197 |     189 |     172 |     244
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|   1,531 |   1,595 |   1,693 |   1,737 |   1,849 |   1,684 |   1,830 |   1,841
   ANATOMY ...............................|      81 |      69 |      86 |      65 |      50 |      39 |      52 |      39
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|     290 |     305 |     362 |     329 |     351 |     284 |     291 |     268
   BIOLOGY ...............................|     313 |     305 |     233 |     265 |     242 |     258 |     313 |     314
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|      13 |      38 |      19 |      21 |      33 |      26 |      36 |      37
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|      11 |       8 |      19 |      31 |      36 |      38 |      49 |      54
   BOTANY ................................|      64 |      75 |      73 |      76 |     122 |      79 |      97 |      86
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|      94 |     132 |     162 |     122 |     147 |     158 |     201 |     179
   ECOLOGY ...............................|      22 |      21 |      31 |      13 |      26 |      19 |      21 |      14
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|      31 |      37 |      36 |      86 |      78 |      64 |      74 |      64
   GENETICS ..............................|      80 |      47 |      53 |      58 |      70 |      53 |      67 |      62
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|     127 |     132 |     120 |     166 |     150 |     159 |     155 |     206
   NUTRITION .............................|      45 |      56 |      63 |      77 |      86 |      60 |      56 |      81
   PATHOLOGY .............................|      88 |      90 |     103 |     113 |     102 |     123 |     114 |     140
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|      98 |      93 |     123 |     134 |     150 |     116 |     142 |     128
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|     135 |     147 |     172 |     122 |     143 |     136 |      99 |     101
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|      28 |      26 |      25 |      40 |      40 |      30 |      20 |      29
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|      11 |      14 |      13 |      19 |      23 |      42 |      43 |      39
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|     255 |     172 |     179 |     198 |     192 |     152 |     167 |     203
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|      84 |     101 |      79 |     138 |     180 |     132 |     130 |     127
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|       4 |       5 |       6 |      17 |      13 |      12 |      14 |      15
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|      32 |      25 |      30 |      46 |      57 |      35 |      43 |      48
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|       1 |       0 |       0 |       8 |       6 |       6 |       3 |       3
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|       1 |       1 |       4 |       4 |       4 |       6 |       6 |       8
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|      19 |      16 |       8 |      25 |      49 |       9 |       5 |       8
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|       2 |      27 |      15 |       5 |       3 |       7 |       3 |       2
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|      18 |      17 |       5 |      23 |      26 |      24 |      16 |       9
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0 |       0
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|       7 |      10 |      11 |      10 |      22 |      33 |      40 |      34
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|     441 |     566 |     581 |     606 |     659 |     742 |     808 |     831
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|      28 |      21 |      14 |      24 |      26 |      39 |      69 |      66
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|       2 |       9 |      19 |      13 |      12 |      10 |       5 |      23
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|       6 |       7 |      18 |      12 |      16 |      26 |      26 |      36
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|      48 |      76 |      75 |      77 |      61 |     148 |     126 |      87
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|      38 |      39 |      37 |      51 |      54 |      52 |      67 |      54
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|      61 |     115 |     114 |     103 |     121 |     123 |     135 |     159
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|      24 |      20 |      19 |      17 |      16 |      16 |      34 |      30
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|      13 |       7 |      11 |      21 |      20 |      17 |       7 |       6
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|      85 |     107 |      89 |     125 |     113 |      97 |     116 |     137
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|      96 |     124 |     120 |     103 |     147 |     131 |     142 |     139
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|      24 |      27 |      38 |      36 |      34 |      37 |      27 |      36
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|      16 |      14 |      27 |      24 |      39 |      46 |      54 |      58
                                          |         |         |         |         |         |         |         |
TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|     898 |     955 |     857 |     897 |     929 |   1,069 |   1,175 |   1,189
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|     655 |     648 |     612 |     625 |     646 |     717 |     718 |     776
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|      11 |       4 |       9 |       8 |      16 |      20 |      27 |      11
 NURSING .................................|       8 |       4 |       3 |      10 |       2 |       9 |       5 |       8
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|      55 |      60 |      46 |      32 |      83 |      81 |     115 |     101
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|      35 |      45 |      42 |      69 |      44 |      51 |      77 |      84
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|      17 |       9 |      20 |      20 |       7 |       7 |      13 |      12
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|      29 |      19 |      28 |      34 |      30 |      47 |      45 |      58
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|      88 |     166 |      97 |      99 |     101 |     137 |     175 |     139
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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