Table 3-16
Primary reason for taking current postdoc position, by degree field: 2001
(Percent)
 
Doctorate field Additional
training in field
Training
outside field
Postdoc position
generally expected
in field
Association with
particular person
or place
Other
employment
not available
Other
All S&E fields 20.7 12.3 29.9 21.0 11.5 4.5
Biological sciences 21.0 12.3 34.3 18.7 9.4 4.2
Chemistry 15.5 16.9 26.9 18.2 19.0 3.6
Engineering 26.9 14.1 13.3 22.8 16.0 6.9
Geosciences 27.0 10.5 23.3 27.0 11.4 0.8
Physics 11.8 13.0 29.5 35.3 5.5 4.9
Psychology 27.2 11.6 35.5 15.9 7.9 2.9
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2001.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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