ERIC Number: EJ1056993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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And the Survey Says…
White, Susan C.
Physics Teacher, v53 n3 p161-161 Mar 2015
Each year we attempt to contact each person who received a bachelor's degree in physics one year earlier to ask them what they are doing. New degree recipients typically follow one of two paths: enrolling in graduate school or entering the employment market. For the classes of 2011 and 2012 combined, nearly 60% chose to enroll in a graduate program; almost 40% of those opting for graduate school went into a field other than physics or astronomy. Only 4% of physics bachelor's degree recipients from the classes of 2011 and 2012 were still seeking employment one year after graduation.
Descriptors: Physics, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, College Science, Majors (Students), Employment Statistics, Employment Patterns
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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