Table F.8Number of Citizen and Permanent Resident Life-Science PhDs by sector, 1973–1995

1973197719811985198919931995
Unemployed and seeking343869879106385214141682
Part-time employment80994014632164301645814447
Working outside S&E951177516063392435563786457
Tenure-track faculty: PhD-granting inst.13685189572392327838318573290834257
Tenure-track faculty: other inst.48176316746980488191927210014
Postdoctoral appointments2202440257726461756783169851
Other academic appointments1401143830624251573465327828
Industry35475938884513308177242051721185
Federal labs & other gov't4406617475038474101601067511143
Self-employed & others1835311745506035719677338120
Total PhDs in workforce3399649926650728103496652103920114984

Source: Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 1973, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1985, 1989, 1993, and 1995.

From: F, Data Tables for Chapter 3

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Trends in the Early Careers of Life Scientists.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Dimensions, Causes, and Implications of Recent Trends in the Careers of Life Scientists.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1998.
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