Physics Doctorates One Year After Degree

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Physics Doctorates One Year After Degree

Data from the follow-up survey of degree recipients from the classes of 2013 and 2014
January 2016
Jack Pold and Patrick Mulvey

Physics Doctorates 1 yr laterThis report presents trend data on the status of physics PhDs one year after receiving their degree.  For the last decade postdoctoral fellowships were the most commonly reported positions taken by physics PhDs in the year after receiving their degree. The type of initial employment for of physics PhDs varied depending on the subfield of their dissertation.  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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