Table 5-18
SEH doctorate holders with academic employment in postdoc position, by Carnegie institution type and years since doctorate: 2010
(Percent distribution)
 
Institution type Postdocs
(thousands)
Years since doctorate
1–3 4–7 ≥ 8
 
All institutions 22.8 100.0 100.0 100.0
Doctorate-granting, very high research 17.0 77.9 69.7 61.8
Other doctorate-granting institutions 2.4 9.4 13.8 7.7
Medical schools/medical centers 2.1 7.4 10.7 23.3
Other universities and colleges 1.3 5.3 5.8 7.2
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health.

NOTES: Academic employment is limited to U.S. doctorate holders employed at 2- or 4-year colleges or universities, medical schools, and university research institutes, excluding those employed part time who are students or retired. Institutions are designated by the 2005 Carnegie classification code. For information on these institutional categories, see The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/index.php.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2013) of the Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014