|Table B06. Percentage of students who considered their current job to be the start of a career, by highest credential attained, field of study when last enrolled, and sex, among 1995–96 and 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students who were not enrolled and were employed 6 years later: 2001 and 2009|
|Highest credential attained and field of study1,2||Total||Female||Male|
Total, all beginning students who were
employed and not enrolled 6 years later
|Attained subbaccalaureate credential||73.1||56.6||72.8||56.4||73.5||56.8|
|Career/technical field of study||74.2||57.2||75.3||58.6||72.6||55.1|
|Academic field of study||65.2||52.8||‡||48.1||‡||60.4|
|Career/technical field of study||69.6||58.3||69.6||58.2||69.5||58.6|
|Academic field of study||‡||70.7||‡||66.9||‡||‡|
|Attained associate's degree||80.4||54.2||81.6||56.2||79.2||51.7|
|Career/technical field of study||81.7||56.0||85.7||59.1||77.1||51.8|
|Academic field of study||‡||44.3||‡||39.4||‡||52.5|
|Attained bachelor's degree||75.4||65.7||74.5||66.0||76.8||65.3|
|Career field of study||80.1||68.9||80.3||69.0||79.9||68.8|
|Academic field of study||66.1||58.4||63.1||59.8||70.3||56.2|
|Did not attain a credential||57.5||44.3||54.9||41.8||60.2||47.2|
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Career/technical fields include agriculture and natural resources; architecture and related services; business and marketing; visual and performing arts; communications, journalism, and related technologies; computer and information sciences; construction trades; education; engineering, engineering technologies, and related fields; family, consumer sciences and human sciences; health sciences; legal professions and studies; mechanic and repair technologies and technicians; parks, recreation, and leisure and fitness studies; precision production; personal and culinary services; public administration and social service; homeland security, law enforcement and protective services; and transportation and materials moving.
2 Academic fields include area, ethnic, cultural and group studies; biological and biomedical sciences; English language, literature, and letters; foreign languages and literature and linguistics; mathematics and statistics; multi and interdisciplinary studies; philosophy, theology, and religious studies; physical sciences; psychology; science technologies and technicians; social sciences and history; general studies and liberal arts and sciences; and humanities.
NOTE: Estimates include students enrolled in Title IV eligible postsecondary institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Students who reported no degree program or an undeclared field of study in their last interview but subsequently earned a certificate or degree are included in the totals but are not shown separately by field of study. These estimates were previously published in NCES report #2012-256, "Occupational and Academic Majors in Postsecondary Education: 6-Year Education and Employment Outcomes, 2001 and 2009."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1995–96 and 2003–04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies, Second Follow-ups (BPS:96/01 and BPS:04/09).