The American Geological Institute (AGI), in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), released an analysis of employment patterns and demographics of 2003 PhD recipients in the earth and space sciences.
Results from the survey show that employment opportunities remain stable for geoscientists going into the workforce, with 87 percent of respondents finding work directly related to their field. Starting salaries also remained steady or increased slightly in 2003, compared to recent years. Graduates accepting postdoctoral positions slightly increased as did the number of women earning PhDs in 2003.
This survey also examines the demographics of recent doctoral recipients, as well as their perception of the job market and the ease of getting positions in industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector. The analysis also points to changes in research areas, indicating an increasing trend towards environment-related geoscience fields, such as oceanography, while the number of PhDs awarded in solid Earth geology slightly declined.
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