ERIC Number: ED311809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Employment Survey 1987. AIP Report.
Ellis, Susanne D.; Mulvey, Patrick J.
Information from a 1987 survey of employment statistics by the American Institute of Physics is presented. This annual survey reports how new physicists and astronomers accomplish their transitions from student to employee and how they evaluate that transfer in retrospect. The 11 tables look at the following: changes in occupational status of physics degree recipients between the summer of 1987 and the following winter; changes in occupational status of astronomy degree recipients between the summer of 1987 and the following winter; occupational status of experimental and theoretical physicists by type of dissertation research, 1986-87; characteristics of postdoctoral and full-time employed physics and astronomy doctorate recipients, 1986-87; subfield mobility of new doctoral level physicists, 1986-87; employment with potential permanence accepted by 1986-87 doctorate recipients; characteristics of 1986-87 physics masters related to the type of employment secured; characteristics of 1986-87 physics bachelors related to the type of employment secured; selected characteristics of physics bachelors that affect their employment, 1987; median monthly salaries paid by civilian employers to physics bachelors, 1987; and time spent by 1986-87 astronomy graduates in securing employment. Two figures show time spent by 1986-87 physics degree recipients in securing employment and changes in the type of employment accepted by new physicists in the United States, in 1977, 1982, and 1987. (SM)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Career Development, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Higher Education, Labor Market, National Surveys, Occupational Mobility, Occupational Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Physics, Relevance (Education), Science Curriculum
American Institute of Physics, 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017-3483.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, New York, NY.