Doctoral Scientists and Engineers: 1997 Profile Tables

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In continuing the series of reporting on the demographic and employment profile of doctorate-level scientists and engineers in the United States, this set of profile tables was produced to complement the data tables in the Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers: 1997 report from the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR). SDR is a longitudinal panel survey of individuals who have received their doctorates mainly in the sciences or engineering fields.

Unlike the general employment and demographic characteristics presented in the Characteristics report series, these profile tables focus on the survey data which provides more detailed profiles of the employed doctoral scientists and engineers. These include reasons for making certain choices in employment situations, work-related activities, and special module data collected only in 1997, such as job security concerns, alternative work arrangements, job satisfaction, recent doctoral recipients' experiences in finding first career path job and evaluation of doctoral training, etc.

The 1997 SDR is the thirteenth in a series of surveys initiated in 1973 in response to the needs of the Federal Government for demographic and employment information on scientists and engineers trained at the doctoral level. This 1997 survey was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of the SDR, since its inception, has been to estimate the number of people holding research doctorates from U.S. institutions in science and engineering who reside in the United States and to characterize their demographic and employment patterns.

The sampling frame for the SDR is the Doctorate Records File (DRF), a census of all research doctorates earned in the United States since 1920. The SDR sample for 1997 was 54,103. The data in these tables focuses on those doctorates who earned their degrees in a science or engineering field from a U.S. institution between January 1942 and June 1996 and were age 75 or younger and residing in the United States in April 1997. The estimated size of this population is 582,100.

For more information on the survey methodology, see Appendix A in the Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers: 1997 report. For further information, please contact:

Kelly H. Kang
Human Resources Statistics Program
Division of Science Resources Statistics
National Science Foundation, Room 965
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

Telephone: (703) 292-7796
E-mail: kkang@nsf.gov


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Table Table Name Excel Spreadsheet (.xls) Portable Document Format  (.pdf)
Table 1 Distribution of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 2 Demographic characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 3 Demographic characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 4 Laborforce status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 5 Reasons for not working as reported by doctoral scientists and engineers, by age: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 6 Reasons for working part-time as reported by doctoral scientists and engineers, by age: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 7 Employment status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 8 Employment sector of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 9 Employer characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 10 Relationship between work on principal job and doctoral degree as reported by doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 11 Most important reason for doctoral scientists and engineers to be working outside field of doctoral degree: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 12 Primary work activity of doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 13 Similarity between work and expectations of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 14 Types of alternative or temporary work arrangements by doctoral scientists and engineers, by sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 15 Reasons for working in alternative or temporary work arrangements for doctoral scientists and engineers, by sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 16 Employment benefits available to doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 17 Federal Government support status of science and engineering doctorates, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 18 Federal Government support status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by employment sector: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 19 Federal agencies and departments supporting work of doctoral scientists and engineers: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 20 Academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and faculty rank: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 21 Academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate, sex, and faculty rank: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 22 Academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and tenure status: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 23 Academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate, sex, and tenure status: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 24 Characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers on postdoc, by selected field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 25 Primary reason for holding postdoc for doctoral scientists and engineers, by selected field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 26 Second job status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by employment sector of principal job: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 27 Relationship of work on second job and doctoral degree by doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 28 Employment changes in doctoral scientists and engineers since 1995, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 29 Reasons for changing employer and/or job since 1995 for doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 30 Overall job satisfaction of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate, sex, and race/ethnicity: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 31 Job security concerns among doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 32 Reasons for losing job among doctoral scientists and engineers for those who lost or left a job in the past, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 33 Length of time taken to find a new job and comparison of new to previous job among doctoral scientists and engineers who had lost or left their job in the past, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 34 Likelihood of doctoral scientists and engineers in choosing the same field of study if given a chance, by field of doctorate and sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 35 Professional society or association membership of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 36 Work-related training activities of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 37 Type of employment wanted by recent doctoral recipients when they began doctoral program, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 38 Perception of job market at the time of doctoral degree completion, and benefit of doctoral degree by recent doctoral recipients by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 39 Career path job status of recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 40 Aspects of a career path job that were greatly or somewhat affected by completion of doctoral degree for recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 41 Most important resource used and length of time taken to find first career path job for recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 42 Factors that somewhat or greatly limited career path job search by recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 43 Primary reason for working in a career path job outside doctoral degree field for recent doctoral recipients: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 44 Areas of training in which recent doctoral recipients thought their doctoral program had somewhat or very adequately prepared them, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 45 First area of the doctoral program in which recent doctorate recipients would have liked more training, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 46 Overall satisfaction with the doctoral program by recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 47 Retirement status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and age: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 48 Principal occupation of doctoral scientists and engineers, by employment sector: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 49 Principal occupation of doctoral scientists and engineers by years since doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf

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Table Table Name Excel Spreadsheet (.xls) Portable Document Format  (.pdf)
Table 1a Standard errors on distribution of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 2a Standard errors on demographic characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 3a Standard errors on demographic characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 4a Standard errors on laborforce status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 5a Standard errors on reasons for not working as reported by doctoral scientists and engineers, by age: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 6a Standard errors on reasons for working part-time as reported by doctoral scientists and engineers, by age: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 7a Standard errors on employment status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 8a Standard errors on employment sector of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 9a Standard errors on employer characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 10a Standard errors on relationship between work on principal job and doctoral degree as reported by doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 11a Standard errors on most important reason for doctoral scientists and engineers to be working outside field of doctoral degree: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 12a Standard errors on primary work activity of doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 13a Standard errors on similarity between work and expectations of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 14a Standard errors on types of alternative or temporary work arrangements by doctoral scientists and engineers, by sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 15a Standard errors on reasons for working in alternative or temporary work arrangements for doctoral scientists and engineers, by sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 16a Standard errors on employment benefits available to doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 17a Standard errors on Federal Government support status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 18a Standard errors on Federal Government support status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by employment sector: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 19a Standard errors on Federal agencies and departments supporting work of doctoral scientists and engineers: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 20a Standard errors on academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and faculty rank: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 21a Standard errors on academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate, sex, and faculty rank: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 22a Standard errors on academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and tenure status: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 23a Standard errors on academically employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by years since doctorate, sex, and tenure status: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 24a Standard errors on characteristics of doctoral scientists and engineers on postdoc, by selected field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 25a Standard errors on primary reason for holding postdoc for doctoral scientists and engineers, by selected field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 26a Standard errors on second job status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by employment sector of principal job: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 27a Standard errors on relationship of work on second job and doctoral degree by doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 28a Standard errors on employment changes in doctoral scientists and engineers since 1995, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 29a Standard errors on reasons for changing employer and/or job since 1995 for doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 30a Standard errors on overall job satisfaction of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate, sex, and race/ethnicity: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 31a Standard errors on job security concerns among doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 32a Standard errors on reasons for losing job among doctoral scientists and engineers for those who lost or left a job in the past, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 33a Standard errors on length of time taken to find a new job and comparison of new to previous job among doctoral scientists and engineers who had lost or left their job in the past, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 34a Standard errors on likelihood of doctoral scientists and engineers in choosing the same field of study if given a chance, by field of doctorate and sex: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 35a Standard errors on professional society or association membership of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 36a Standard errors on work-related training activities of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 37a Standard errors on type of employment wanted by recent doctoral recipients when they began doctoral program, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 38a Standard errors on perception of job market at the time of doctoral degree completion, and benefit of doctoral degree by recent doctoral recipients by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 39a Standard errors on career path job status of recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 40a Standard errors on aspects of a career path job that were greatly or somewhat affected by completion of doctoral degree for recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 41a Standard errors on most important resource used and length of time taken to find first career path job for recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 42a Standard errors on factors that somewhat or greatly limited career path job search by recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 43a Standard errors on primary reason for working in a career path job outside doctoral degree field for recent doctoral recipients: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 44a Standard errors on areas of training in which recent doctoral recipients thought their doctoral program had somewhat or very adequately prepared them, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 45a Standard errors on first area of the doctoral program in which recent doctorate recipients would have liked more training, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 46a Standard errors on overall satisfaction with the doctoral program by recent doctoral recipients, by field of doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 47a Standard errors on retirement status of doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate and age: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 48a Standard errors on principal occupation of doctoral scientists and engineers, by employment sector: 1997 .xls .pdf
Table 49a Standard errors on principal occupation of doctoral scientists and engineers by years since doctorate: 1997 .xls .pdf

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