ERIC Number: ED172709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
1977-78 Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
A 1977-78 survey of bachelor's degree recipients in physics and astronomy investigated graduates' postbaccalaureate plans. Highlights of the findings are: a small shift in postbaccalaureate plans away from graduate study and into employment for both physics and astronomy bachelors; an improved employment outlook for physics graduates with regard to an increase in positions that make extensive use of physics training; and an increase in astronomy bachelors who enter physics graduate study. Data are presented on the following areas: plans of physics bachelor degree recipients, 1968-78; characteristics of physics graduates, 1977-78; postbaccalaureate plans of minority group members among physics bachelors of the class of 1978; sources of anticipated support for first-year graduate study, 1973 and 1978; changes in employment outlook for the new physics bachelor's degree recipients, 1971-78; initial employment of physics graduates with bachelor's degrees, 1972-78; use of physics training by type of employment; full-time employment of new physics bachelor's degree recipients; starting salaries for new physics bachelors; and characteristics of astronomy bachelor's degree recipients, 1978; and use of astronomy education by type of employer for astronomy bachelors, 1978. (SW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Career Planning, Educational Planning, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Rate, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Physics, Student Characteristics, Surveys
American Institute of Physics, 355 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.