TABLE 7-5Number of Postdocs by Broad Field, 2006

Broad FieldNumber of Postdocs
Agricultural sciences2,429
Biological and health sciences24,084
Physical and mathematical sciences9,952
Engineering5,387
Social and behavioral sciences1,430
Humanities233

From: 7, The Data and Principal Findings

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National Research Council (US) Committee on an Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs; Ostriker JP, Kuh CV, Voytuk JA, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.
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