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ERIC Number: ED568382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Physics Doctorates: Skills Used & Satisfaction with Employment. Data from the Degree Recipient Follow-Up Survey for the Classes of 2013 and 2014. Focus On
Pold, Jack; Mulvey, Patrick
AIP Statistical Research Center
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. Physics PhDs draw upon an arsenal of skills and knowledge in their careers. This "Focus On" begins with a discussion about the types of skills and knowledge that physics PhDs from the classes of 2013 and 2014 used regularly in the jobs they held after earning their degrees. A summary of qualitative job satisfaction measures follows.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center