|Table 75. Doctoral scientists and engineers employed as postdoctoral appointees, by field of doctorate: 2013|
|Biological/ agricultural/ environmental life sciences||15,100||550|
|Agricultural/ food sciences||400||100|
|Cell/ molecular biology||2,300||250|
|Environmental life sciences||400||100|
|Other biological sciences||8,000||500|
|Computer/ information sciences||200||100|
|Chemistry, except biochemistry||2,200||200|
|Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean sciencesa||500||100|
|Other social sciences||200||100|
|Aerospace/ aeronautical/ astronautical engineering||D||D|
|Electrical/ computer engineering||300||150|
|Materials/ metallurgical engineering||400||150|
|Codes used in data tables: * = suppressed when population estimate < 50. D = suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information. S = suppressed for reliability; coefficient of variation exceeds publication standards.
SE = standard error.
a Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences includes other physical sciences.
|NOTES: Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100. Standard errors are rounded up to the nearest 50. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. A postdoc is a temporary position awarded in academe, industry, nonprofit organizations, or government primarily for gaining additional education and training in research. Postdoc status is reported for the principal job as of the survey reference date (1 February 2013).|
|SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2013.|
|Data from survey cycle 2013, as of 18 February 2014.|