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ACD Biomedical Workforce Working Group Data

Comparison of fields by detailed job category, research status



Figure 9: Relationship between Science and Engineering PhD Field and Occupation

Relationship between Science and Engineering PhD Field and Occupation
Stacked bar graphs depicting the percent of US-trained doctorates employed in occupations closely related, somewhat related, or not related to their degree in 1997 and 2008. These include Biomedical Science, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Chemistry, and Other Life Sciences.



Job Match: Relationship between Science and Engineering PhD field and occupation

Bar graphs depicting the percent of PhDs who report working in occupations that are closely related to their degree field in 1997 and 2008. Includes Biological/Life Sciences, Engineering, Math and Computer Science, Physical Science, Psychological and Social Science.


Careers: US Employment for PhDs in Biological Sciences (2008)

Horizontal bar graph depicting US employment for US PhDs in biological sciences in 2008. X axis depicts weighted number of doctorates. Categories include Research Scientists Biological and Medical, non-Research Scientists Biological and Medical, Postsecondary Teachers, Pre-College Teachers, Managers, Health-related Occupations, Sales and Marketing, Technicians SE, Other SE, Other non-SE, and Unknown.


Careers: US Employment for PhDs in Chemistry (2008)

Horizontal bar graph depicting US employment for US PhDs in chemistry in 2008. X axis depicts weighted number of doctorates. Categories include Research Chemists, non-Research Chemists, Postsecondary Teachers, Pre-College Teachers, Managers, Health-related Occupations, Sales and Marketing, Technicians SE, Other SE, Other non-SE, and Unknown.


Figure 11: U.S. Trained Biomedical PhD employment, by Years Since Degree

U.S. Trained Biomedical PhD employment, by Years Since Degree
Line graphs depicting the percent of US-trained biomedical PhDs at various timeframes since their PhD from 1993 to 2008 employed in academic non-tenure track positions, academic tenured/tenure-track positions, nonacademic research, nonacademic non-research, or unemployed/not in labor force. These include 1-5, 6-10, 11-20, and more than 20 years since the PhD.



Careers: US Trained Chemistry PhD employment, by Years Since Degree

Line graphs depicting the percent of US-trained chemistry PhDs at various timeframes since their PhD from 1993 to 2008 employed in academic non-tenure track positions, academic tenured/tenure-track positions, nonacademic research, nonacademic non-research, or unemployed/not in labor force. These include 1-5, 6-10, 11-20, and more than 20 years since the PhD.


Figure 10: U.S. Trained Biomedical PhDs in Research Occupations, by Years since Degree

U.S. Trained Biomedical PhDs in Research Occupations, by Years since Degree
Scatter plots depicting the percent of US-trained biomedical PhDs in research occupations from 1993 to 2008. These include the percent of people whose primary or secondary job is research 1-5, 6-10, 11-20, and more than 20 years since the PhD.