ERIC Number: ED265758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Student Survey, 1983-1984 AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.
Results of the 1983-1984 Graduate Student Survey of physics and astronomy graduates are presented, with attention to: educational background, current graduate student status, choice of subfield, and employment prospects. Highlights include the following: the demand for doctoral physicists remains high, especially in industry; salary increases for new physics graduates range from 5% to 12%; and the number of Orientals increases as the number of Arabs decreases among physics graduate students. Information is included on eight characteristics for the total graduate population, for seven minority groups, and for first-year graduate students, terminal masters, and doctoral recipients: sex, citizenship, whether physics was studied in high school, major of bachelor's degree, type of bachelor's institution, type of graduate institution, full- or part-time attendance, and sources of financial support. Additional tables include: number of advanced graduate physics students specializing in experimental and theoretical subfields by years of graduate study completed; type of employers and work activity of 1983-1984 physics master's and doctoral degree recipients; the number and percent of astronomy graduates students studying selected subfields, and characteristics of the graduate astronomy student population. (SW)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Physics, Salaries, Specialization, Student Characteristics
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45 St., 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.