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ERIC Number: ED547642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
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Recent Physics Doctorates: Skills Used & Satisfaction with Employment. Data from the Degree Recipient Follow-Up Survey for the Classes of 2009 and 2010. Focus On
Anderson, Garrett; Mulvey, Patrick
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
By the time people earn physics PhDs, they have learned a great deal about physics and how research is conducted. However, physics PhDs also develop skills and knowledge in a number of related areas, such as advanced mathematics, programming, modeling, and technical writing. New physics PhDs draw upon an arsenal of skills and knowledge in their early careers. This "Focus On" in the series about new physics doctorates begins with a discussion about the types of skills and knowledge that physics PhDs from the classes of 2009 and 2010 used regularly in the jobs they held one year after earning their degrees. A summary of qualitative job satisfaction measures follows.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center