Physics Doctorates Initial Employment

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Physics Doctorates Initial Employment

Data from the degree recipient follow-up surveys for the classes of 2013 and 2014
March 2016
Jack Pold and Patrick Mulvey

Physics Doctorates Initial EmploymentThis report presents data on the initial employment of physics PhDs.  About half of physics PhDs accept a postdoctoral fellowship, making it the most common type of employment for degree recipients. Salaries for physics PhDs vary depending on the type of initial employment and sector. The findings in this report come from the annual AIP follow-up survey of physics PhD recipients, classes of 2013 and 2014. 

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