Table 6-5
Top 5 destinations of Ph.D.s with U.S. postgraduation work commitments, by major field of doctorate: 1995–99
 
      Ranking (% of all Ph.D.s in field)
Field Employed a   CA NY TX PA IL MA OH NJ VA MD MN DC CO WA
All fields 78,703   1 (11.0) 2 (7.4) 3 (6.6) 4 (5.0) 5 (4.6) 6 (4.2) 7 (4.0) 8 (3.2) 10 (3.0) 14 (2.4) 15 (2.1) 17 (1.9) 19 (1.8) 19 (1.8)
 
Science and engineering 40,162   1 (14.0) 2 (7.9) 3 (6.6) 5 (4.5) 4 (4.9)
Agricultural sciences 1,174   2 (5.2) 4 (4.8) 3 (4.9) 1 (5.4) 5 (4.0)
Biological sciences 3,539   1 (12.8) 2 (6.8) 3 (5.5) 5 (5.2) 4 (5.4)
Earth, atmospheric,
 and ocean sciences 
1,059   2 (12.2) 1 (16.1) 5 (3.9) 3 (4.7) 4 (4.6)
Mathematics and
 computer sciences
4,190   1 (15.8) 2 (9.1) 4 (5.3) 5 (5.2) 3 (5.4)
Physical sciences 4,292   1 (15.2) 2 (7.3) 5 (5.4) 4 (5.8) 3 (6.8)
Psychology 6,432   2 (10.2) 1 (11.0) 3 (6.4) 4 (5.0) 5 (4.5)
Social sciences 8,094   3 (8.4) 1 (8.9) 5 (4.4) 4 (6.2) 2 (8.8)
Engineering 11,382   1 (20.4) 3 (6.4) 2 (8.7) 5 (4.9) 5 (4.9) 4 (5.0)
 
Non-science and
 engineering
38,541   1 (7.9) 2 (6.9) 3 (6.5) 4 (5.5) 5 (5.0)
Education 18,726   1 (7.6) 4 (5.5) 2 (6.5) 3 (5.7) 5 (5.1)                  
Health sciences 2,985   1 (9.0) 3 (5.5) 2 (6.5) 4 (5.2) 5 (4.8)                  
Humanities 10,645   2 (8.7) 1 (9.1) 3 (5.9) 4 (5.4) 5 (4.7)                  
Professional fields/
 other
6,185   3 (6.9) 1 (8.4) 2 (7.9) 4 (5.3) 4 (5.3)
a Number of employed Ph.D.s for whom state is known.
 
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses are percentages based on the total number of Ph.D.s with U.S. work commitments in each field.
 
SOURCE: NSF/NIH/USED/NEH/USDA/NASA, Survey of Earned Doctorates and Doctorate Records File.
 
U.S. Doctorates in the 20th Century