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ERIC Number: ED259608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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)
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 Street, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY. Manpower Statistics Div.