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Table 77. Doctoral scientists and engineers employed as postdoctoral appointees, by selected demographic characteristics and broad field of doctorate: 2013
 

Characteristic                     All fields Science     
Total
Total
Biological/ agricultural/ environmental
life sciences
Computer/ information sciences
Mathematics/ statistics
Physical sciences
Psychology
Social sciences
Engineering
Health
Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE Number SE
Postdoctoral appointment in October 2010 27,100 750 23,100 700 15,100 550 200 100 500 100 5,400 300 1,300 200 500 150 3,200 350 700 150
   Years since doctorate
      ≤ 5 years
22,600 700 19,100 600 12,100 450 200 100 400 100 4,700 300 1,100 200 500 150 2,800 300 600 100
      6-10 years 3,800 350 3,400 300 2,600 300 D D D D 500 150 200 100 D D 300 100 100 100
      11-15 years 600 200 500 150 300 150 D D D D 200 100 D D D D D D D D
      >15 years D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
   Sex
       Male
16,300 600 13,500 550 8,500 450 200 100 300 100 4,000 300 200 100 200 100 2,500 250 300 100
       Female 10,800 400 9,600 400 6,600 350 D D 100 50 1,400 150 1,100 200 300 100 800 150 400 100
   Ethnicity and race
       Hispanic or Latinoa
1,800 150 1,600 150 1,100 100 D D 100 50 300 100 100 50 100 50 200 50 100 50
       Not Hispanic or Latinob
           American Indian or Alaska Native
D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
           Asian 10,000 500 7,700 400 5,300 350 D D 100 50 1,900 200 200 100 100 50 1,900 250 300 100
           Black or African American 900 150 800 100 500 100 D D D D 200 50 100 50 D D 100 50 D D
           White 14,000 550 12,700 600 8,000 450 100 100 300 100 3,000 250 900 200 300 100 1,000 200 300 100
           Other racec 400 100 300 100 200 100 D D D D 100 50 D D D D D D D D
   Age
       Under 35
15,500 550 13,000 550 8,400 450 200 100 300 100 3,200 250 800 150 100 50 2,100 250 300 100
       35-44 10,500 600 9,100 500 6,100 450 D D 100 100 2,000 250 300 150 400 150 1,000 200 300 100
       45-75 1,100 200 1,000 200 600 150 D D D D 100 100 200 100 D D D D D D
   Citizenship
       U.S. citizen
16,200 600 14,400 600 9,700 450 S S 300 100 2,800 250 1,100 200 400 150 1,300 200 500 100
       Non-U.S. citizen 10,900 550 8,700 450 5,400 350 200 100 200 100 2,600 250 200 100 200 100 1,900 250 300 100
   Employment sector
       Business or industry
3,800 400 3,300 350 2,400 250 D D D D 500 150 200 150 D D 500 150 D D
       Educational institution 20,400 600 17,500 600 11,500 500 200 100 400 100 4,000 300 1,000 200 400 100 2,400 300 500 100
       Government 2,900 300 2,300 250 1,300 200 D D D D 900 150 D D D D 400 150 200 100

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 Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.
b American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, black or African American, and white are single race.
c Other race includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and persons reporting more than one race who are not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
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 postdoctoral appointment is a temporary position awarded in academe, industry, nonprofit organizations, or government primarily for gaining additional education and training in research. Status of the postdoctoral appointment 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.