Table 3-20
Employed SEH doctorate recipients holding tenure and tenure-track appointments at academic institutions, by years since degree and field: 1993–2008
(Percent)
 
Years since doctorate and field 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2006 2008
 
<3 years                
All SEH fields 18.1 16.3 15.8 13.5 16.5 18.6 17.7 16.2
Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences 9.0 8.5 9.3 7.7 8.6 7.8 7.2 6.5
Computer/information sciences 31.5 36.5 23.4 18.2 20.7 32.5 31.2 22.0
Mathematics and statistics 40.9 39.8 26.9 18.9 25.2 38.4 31.6 31.3
Physical sciences 8.8 6.9 8.5 7.8 10.0 13.3 9.8 8.8
Psychology 12.8 13.6 14.7 16.0 15.6 14.6 17.0 18.1
Social sciences 43.5 35.9 37.4 35.4 38.5 44.8 39.3 45.4
Engineering 15.0 11.5 9.4 6.4 11.3 10.8 12.4 9.3
Health 33.9 34.2 30.1 28.1 32.1 30.3 36.2 27.7
3–5 years                
All SEH fields 27.0 24.6 24.2 21.0 18.5 23.8 25.9 22.9
Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences 17.3 17.0 18.1 16.4 14.3 15.5 13.7 14.3
Computer/information sciences 55.7 37.4 40.7 25.9 17.3 32.2 45.7 37.8
Mathematics and statistics 54.9 45.5 48.1 41.0 28.9 45.5 50.6 40.7
Physical sciences 18.8 15.5 14.5 11.9 15.8 18.3 19.7 16.5
Psychology 17.0 20.7 16.8 17.6 17.5 19.9 23.8 18.3
Social sciences 54.3 52.4 50.4 46.5 38.8 46.0 50.4 48.9
Engineering 22.7 19.3 19.4 12.6 10.8 15.9 16.3 15.5
Health 47.4 40.2 41.1 39.5 25.1 40.8 43.1 34.4
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Proportions calculated on basis of all doctorates working in all sectors of economy. Data for 1993–1999, 2001, and 2006 includes graduates from 12 to 60 months prior to survey reference date; 2003 and 2008 data include graduates from 15 to 60 months prior to survey reference date.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients (1993–2008), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012