Table 4-2
Activities of Ph.D.s in year before receiving doctorate: 1970–74 and 1995–99
(Percent)
 
Activity 1970–74 1995–99
Assistantship 24.7 29.8
Fellowship 18.6 13.9
Full-time employed 43.9 34.8
College/university teaching 24.3 11.4
College/university non-teaching 4.5 5.8
Elementary/secondary teaching 2.4 2.0
Elementary/secondary non-teaching 2.8 3.0
Industry/business 3.4 6.4
Other/unknown 6.5 6.2
Part-time employed 5.2 12.5
Not employed 5.2 8.5
Other 2.3 0.4
 
SOURCE: NSF/NIH/USED/NEH/USDA/NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates and Doctorate Records File.
 
U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century