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Table 385. -  Full-time employment status of bachelor's degree recipients 1 year after graduation, by field of study: 1976 to 1991
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                                        |                                       |  Percent employed full-time in a job  |   Percent employed full-time
                                        |      Percent employed full-time       |   closely related to field of study   |   in nonprofessional jobs\1\
                                        |_______________________________________|_______________________________________|_______________________________________
             Field of study             |1974-75|1979-80|1983-84|1985-86|1989-90|1974-75|1979-80|1983-84|1985-86|1989-90|1974-75|1979-80|1983-84|1985-86|1989-90
                                        |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu- |gradu-
                                        |ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in|ates in
                                        |  May  |  May  | June  | June  | June  |  May  |  May  | June  | June  | June  |  May  |  May  | June  | June  | June
                                        | 1976  | 1981  | 1985  | 1987  | 1991  | 1976  | 1981  | 1985  | 1987  | 1991  | 1976  | 1981  | 1985  | 1987  | 1991
________________________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
                   1                    |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10   |  11   |  12   |  13   |  14   |  15   |  16
________________________________________|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
         Total .........................|    67 |    71 |    73 |    74 |    74 |    35 |    38 |    38 |    38 |    39 |    10 |    12 |    13 |    14 |    13
                                        |_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
  Professional/technical fields ........|    77 |    80 |    82 |    81 |    80 |    51 |    51 |    47 |    47 |    48 |     9 |    10 |    13 |    11 |    11
  Arts and sciences fields .............|    56 |    56 |    56 |    62 |    64 |    18 |    17 |    15 |    25 |    26 |    12 |    14 |    15 |    15 |    14
  Other ................................|    65 |    74 |    75 |    74 |    73 |    36 |    43 |    47 |    36 |    38 |     9 |    19 |    12 |    17 |    13
                                        |=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======|=======
Newly qualified to teach ...............|    66 |    75 |    73 |    68 |    74 |    43 |    56 |    54 |    47 |    58 |     7 |     8 |     9 |     9 |     6
                                        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Not newly qualified to teach ...........|    67 |    71 |    73 |    74 |    73 |    33 |    36 |    36 |    37 |    36 |    12 |    13 |    13 |    14 |    14
  Professional/technical fields ........|    80 |    81 |    82 |    82 |    83 |    52 |    49 |    47 |    47 |    48 |    10 |    10 |    13 |    11 |    12
    Engineering ........................|    79 |    84 |    84 |    83 |    84 |    57 |    55 |    53 |    46 |    50 |     4 |     2 |     3 |     5 |     3
    Business and management ............|    84 |    83 |    85 |    85 |    83 |    49 |    44 |    41 |    40 |    42 |    15 |    14 |    19 |    17 |    16
    Health ............................ |    75 |    77 |    75 |    76 |    86 |    71 |    66 |    70 |    65 |    83 |     2 |     4 |     2 |     3 |     1
    Education\2\ .......................|    66 |    67 |    63 |    73 |    67 |    22 |    29 |    24 |    57 |    39 |    12 |    18 |    16 |     9 |    11
    Public affairs and services ........|   --- |    77 |    74 |    72 |    66 |   --- |    46 |    31 |    37 |    49 |   --- |    10 |    15 |    20 |     9
  Arts and sciences fields .............|    57 |    56 |    56 |    63 |    64 |    17 |    16 |    15 |    25 |    23 |    13 |    15 |    15 |    15 |    15
    Biological sciences ................|    56 |    45 |    43 |    42 |    50 |    26 |    18 |    17 |    15 |    26 |     6 |     8 |    11 |    11 |     8
    Physical sciences and mathematics\3\|    50 |    58 |    51 |    76 |    72 |    19 |    29 |    20 |    48 |    48 |     6 |     2 |     7 |     9 |     7
    Psychology .........................|    61 |    56 |    57 |    66 |    59 |    22 |    17 |    12 |    22 |    22 |    18 |    17 |    16 |    19 |    14
    Social sciences ....................|    59 |    61 |    61 |    61 |    68 |    12 |    10 |    13 |    12 |    16 |    15 |    21 |    14 |    17 |    20
    Humanities .........................|    56 |    55 |    59 |    59 |    59 |    12 |    14 |    17 |    19 |    11 |    17 |    18 |    19 |    19 |    21
  Other ................................|    68 |    75 |    77 |    75 |    73 |    36 |    43 |    42 |    36 |    37 |    10 |    20 |    14 |    21 |    14
    Communications .....................|   --- |    71 |    76 |    77 |    75 |   --- |    31 |    31 |    33 |    29 |   --- |    24 |    16 |    18 |    17
    Miscellaneous ......................|    66 |    76 |    77 |    74 |    73 |    35 |    46 |    46 |    38 |    38 |    11 |    19 |    13 |    23 |    13
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\1\Includes those not working in technical, managerial, or administrative types of jobs who reported that they did not need a college degree to obtain their job.
\2\Includes those who have not finished all requirements for teaching certification or were previously qualified to teach.
\3\Includes computer sciences.
---Data not available. NOTE.--Data are from sample surveys of recent college graduates.

Notes on methodology are included in the Guide to Sources. Data exclude bachelor's recipients from U.S. Service Schools. Deceased graduates and graduates living at foreign addresses at the time of the survey are not included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Recent College Graduates" surveys. (This table was prepared August 1993.)


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