TABLE 9-2Sector or Type of Employment for Doctorates in Postdoctoral Positions 2 Years Earlier

Status in Year Tenure or Tenure Track Faculty (%) Non-Tenure Track Faculty (%) Non-Faculty Academic Appointment (%) All Postdoctoral Appointments (%) All Non-Academic Employment (%)
1995 11.9 6.1 16.4 49.5 16.2
1997 14.0 6.3 10.1 53.6 16.0
1999 10.9 3.5 10.9 54.7 19.9
2001 10.6 7.0 12.4 47.6 22.4

SOURCE: National Science Foundation Survey of Doctorate Recipients.

From: 9, Career Progression

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