ERIC Number: ED259608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
1983-84 Survey of Physics and Astronomy Bachelor's Degree Recipients.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the American Institute of Physics' 1983-1984 survey of physics and astronomy bachelor's degree recipients are examined. The information was obtained from individual degree recipients with a focus on their plans after the baccalaureate program. Highlights of the findings are as follows: the proportion of women among 1984 physics bachelors increased 2 percentage points; 6 percent of undergraduate physics students are foreign; about 90 percent of physics bachelors graduates who are employment-oriented accept positions either before or shortly after graduation; industry continues to be the major employer of physics bachelors, followed by the military and civilian government agencies; for all employers combined, the median starting salary for physics bachelors rose 12 percent; and 70 percent of astronomy bachelors enter graduate schools. Data are included on: trends in postbaccalaureate plans of physics bachelors (1975-1984) and astronomy bachelors (1977-1984); characteristics of new physics bachelors and of new astronomy bachelors; postbaccalaureate plans of U.S. and foreign minorities among the 1984 physics bachelors; selected characteristics of minority physics bachelors, 1984; and changes in employment for new physics bachelors, 1974-1984. (SW)
Descriptors: Assistantships, Astronomy, Bachelors Degrees, Career Planning, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Student Characteristics
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.