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Table 386. -  Employment status of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 1 year after graduation, by field of study and occupational area: 1994 [Percentage distribution]
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                                    |        |      Professional/technical fields         |                Arts and sciences                        |
                                    |  All   |____________________________________________|_________________________________________________________|
        Status in April 1994        | fields |        |        |        |        | Public |        | Mathema- |        |        |        |          |
                                    |   of   |Business|        |        |        |affairs | Biolo- |tics, com-|        |        |        |          | Other
                                    | study  |  and   | Educa- | Engin- |Health  |  and   | gical  |puter, and| Social |History |Humani- |Psychology| fields
                                    |        |manage- |  tion  | eering |profes- | social |sciences| physical |sciences|        |  ties  |          |
                                    |        |  ment  |        |        | sions  |services|        | sciences |        |        |        |          |
____________________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|__________|________|________|________|__________|________
                 1                  |   2    |   3    |   4    |   5    |   6    |   7    |   8    |    9     |   10   |   11   |   12   |    13    |   14
____________________________________|________|________|________|________|________|________|________|__________|________|________|________|__________|________
Total 1992-93 graduates ............|  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |    100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |    100.0 |  100.0
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      Time between high school      |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
  graduation and degree completion  |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
4 years or less ....................|   31.1 |   27.5 |   28.0 |   21.4 |   18.0 |   24.3 |   47.7 |     35.0 |   45.1 |   43.2 |   34.3 |     36.6 |   29.9
More than 4, up to 5 years .........|   27.6 |   27.2 |   30.9 |   35.2 |   26.2 |   28.3 |   22.7 |     22.8 |   24.7 |   19.3 |   26.0 |     26.5 |   30.3
More than 5, up to 6 years .........|   11.2 |    9.4 |   10.5 |   16.2 |   12.7 |   11.9 |   11.7 |     10.1 |   10.1 |   16.8 |   11.0 |      7.2 |   13.3
More than 6, up to 10 years ........|   12.7 |   13.3 |   12.1 |   13.4 |   15.1 |   14.5 |    6.8 |     16.1 |   12.7 |    6.5 |   14.1 |      9.8 |   11.7
More than 10 years .................|   17.4 |   22.6 |   18.5 |   13.8 |   28.1 |   21.0 |   11.1 |     15.9 |    7.4 |   14.3 |   14.6 |     20.0 |   14.7
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  Enrollment status in April 1994   |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
Enrolled full-time .................|   12.0 |    5.0 |   10.9 |   14.6 |   10.5 |    8.7 |   26.6 |     20.5 |   14.4 |   18.2 |   14.2 |     18.4 |   10.5
Enrolled part-time .................|    5.8 |    4.7 |    8.2 |    6.6 |    6.8 |    5.4 |    8.6 |      4.5 |    4.9 |    5.3 |    5.1 |      9.9 |    4.5
Not enrolled .......................|   82.2 |   90.3 |   80.9 |   78.8 |   82.7 |   85.9 |   64.9 |     75.1 |   80.7 |   76.6 |   80.7 |     71.7 |   85.0
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         Employment status          |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
Employed ...........................|   87.0 |   92.4 |   89.4 |   85.0 |   88.7 |   87.8 |   68.8 |     81.6 |   85.5 |   86.1 |   84.3 |     81.4 |   88.3
  Full time ........................|   73.1 |   84.7 |   68.3 |   75.8 |   73.4 |   74.6 |   51.6 |     67.8 |   72.5 |   71.7 |   64.1 |     66.9 |   74.6
  Part time ........................|   13.9 |    7.7 |   21.1 |    9.2 |   15.3 |   13.2 |   17.3 |     13.9 |   12.9 |   14.4 |   20.2 |     14.5 |   13.8
Unemployed\1\.......................|    4.5 |    3.6 |    3.4 |    6.2 |    4.5 |    4.6 |    7.4 |      4.9 |    4.8 |    5.4 |    4.9 |      5.1 |    4.5
Not in labor force\2\...............|    8.5 |    3.9 |    7.3 |    8.8 |    6.7 |    7.6 |   23.8 |     13.5 |    9.8 |    8.5 |   10.8 |     13.6 |    7.2
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   Unemployment experiences since   |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
             graduation             |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
Experienced any unemployment .......|   28.7 |   27.2 |   34.0 |   33.1 |   19.1 |   26.8 |   28.3 |     25.7 |   31.3 |   34.8 |   30.0 |     23.8 |   28.8
Average number of consecutive       |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
 months unemployed .................|    5.1 |    5.4 |    4.6 |    5.7 |    5.1 |    5.1 |    5.7 |      5.8 |    5.1 |    5.0 |    4.8 |      5.8 |    4.6
April 1994 unemployment rate\3\ ....|    4.9 |    3.8 |    3.6 |    6.8 |    4.9 |    4.9 |    9.7 |      5.7 |    5.3 |    5.9 |    5.5 |      5.8 |    4.8
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Total employed......................|  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |    100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |  100.0 |    100.0 |  100.0
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             Occupation             |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
Business management ................|   20.1 |   31.4 |    9.2 |   12.2 |    7.2 |   16.3 |    9.3 |      8.0 |   26.4 |   23.9 |   16.7 |     25.6 |   26.9
School teacher .....................|   11.7 |    1.2 |   57.1 |    1.5 |    2.0 |    1.2 |    7.7 |     11.9 |    3.2 |   15.1 |   11.3 |      6.9 |    6.0
Engineering ........................|    4.4 |    0.5 |  (\4\) |   54.3 |    1.5 |  (\4\) |    0.7 |      6.9 | (\4\)  | (\4\)  |    1.0 |   (\4\)  |    1.7
Health professions .................|    5.8 |  (\4\) |    1.5 |  (\4\) |   60.2 |    1.4 |    6.6 |      1.3 |    1.0 |    0.5 |    1.3 |      5.0 |    1.9
Other profession\5\ ................|   15.5 |   19.6 |    7.0 |    2.7 |    5.3 |   27.5 |   14.5 |     11.3 |   15.5 |   12.6 |   24.5 |     19.5 |   20.2
Computer science/programming .......|    3.9 |    3.9 |    0.8 |    7.9 |    0.7 |    0.6 |    3.4 |     25.9 |    2.3 |    1.4 |    3.4 |      1.5 |    1.7
Non-computer technician ............|    3.0 |    1.1 |    0.7 |    5.4 |    7.9 |    1.7 |   15.9 |      4.7 |    1.7 |    1.4 |    1.1 |      2.9 |    3.4
Administrative/clerical/support ....|   17.9 |   23.6 |   13.3 |    5.1 |    7.4 |   15.4 |   16.8 |     16.6 |   26.7 |   18.0 |   21.3 |     22.2 |   16.2
Mechanic operator/laborer ..........|    4.1 |    3.2 |    2.4 |    5.9 |    1.2 |    4.1 |    8.1 |      4.8 |    3.4 |    3.8 |    5.1 |      2.2 |    6.7
Sales ..............................|    7.1 |   11.7 |    2.5 |    2.1 |    2.3 |    4.4 |    9.0 |      4.6 |   10.0 |    7.7 |    7.8 |      4.4 |    7.9
Service ............................|    4.2 |    2.4 |    4.5 |    1.3 |    3.7 |    5.4 |    6.2 |      3.0 |    5.5 |    6.8 |    5.4 |      8.7 |    5.4
Military/protective service ........|    2.3 |    1.1 |    0.7 |    1.5 |    0.6 |   21.9 |    2.1 |      1.1 |    4.3 |    8.9 |    1.2 |      0.7 |    2.1
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 Job characteristics in April 1994  |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
Definite/possible career potential .|   72.0 |   77.2 |   75.4 |   81.5 |   80.0 |   67.8 |   57.4 |     75.1 |   68.0 |   66.5 |   65.5 |     52.6 |   67.6
Bachelor's degree required to       |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
  obtain job .......................|   55.9 |   51.4 |   65.7 |   78.6 |   73.0 |   49.4 |   48.8 |     67.7 |   46.5 |   41.2 |   44.6 |     45.3 |   51.5
Job related to bachelor's degree ...|   75.1 |   85.1 |   78.5 |   87.4 |   90.5 |   71.6 |   64.3 |     82.3 |   57.2 |   41.6 |   58.2 |     57.3 |   73.6
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         Annual salaries\6\         |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          |        |        |        |          |
Less than $5,000 ...................|    1.0 |    0.4 |    1.3 |    0.6 |    1.0 |    0.6 |    1.5 |      0.2 |    0.7 |    5.9 |    1.5 |      1.5 |    1.6
$5,000 to $9,999 ...................|    3.5 |    1.7 |    5.8 |    0.8 |    3.1 |    1.8 |    3.7 |      3.5 |    4.8 |    6.8 |    5.7 |      7.4 |    3.4
$10,000 to $14,999 .................|   17.8 |   12.5 |   29.8 |    3.4 |    6.3 |   24.7 |   26.3 |     14.5 |   19.3 |   21.1 |   24.3 |     25.4 |   19.5
$15,000 to $19,999 .................|   17.3 |   14.9 |   21.3 |    4.5 |    5.5 |   24.6 |   17.6 |     12.8 |   20.2 |   19.2 |   17.9 |     22.4 |   26.1
$20,000 to $24,999 .................|   22.7 |   22.5 |   27.5 |   12.6 |   13.6 |   21.4 |   24.2 |     20.2 |   28.1 |   16.9 |   27.5 |     23.4 |   23.1
$25,000 to $34,999 .................|   24.5 |   31.1 |   10.9 |   46.2 |   38.1 |   16.9 |   19.9 |     32.1 |   20.1 |   22.8 |   14.4 |     14.7 |   19.1
$35,000 to $49,999 .................|    9.9 |   11.8 |    2.0 |   30.4 |   24.1 |    7.6 |    3.9 |     14.2 |    4.2 |    2.5 |    7.3 |      4.8 |    4.4
$50,000 to $74,999 .................|    2.5 |    3.9 |    0.9 |    1.2 |    7.8 |    2.0 |    1.8 |      2.1 |    1.7 |    4.8 |    0.8 |      0.4 |    1.8
$75,000 or more ....................|    0.7 |    1.1 |    0.4 |    0.4 |    0.6 |    0.4 |    1.1 |      0.4 |    0.9 |  (\4\) |    0.5 |    (\4\) |    0.8
Average annual salary\7\ ...........|$24,195 |$27,069 |$19,280 |$30,948 |$31,302 |$22,042 |$22,763 |  $25,414 |$22,082 |$21,047 |$21,307 |  $19,463 |$21,619
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\1\Percent not working, but looking for work.
\2\Percent not working.
\3\Excluding those not in the labor force.
\4\Less than 0.05 percent.
\5\All other professional occupations excluding business, teaching, engineering, and health.
\6\Salaries for those employed full time in April 1994.
\7\Respondents reporting salaries less than $1,000 or more than $500,000 were excluded.

NOTE.--Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study, First Follow-up" survey. (This table was prepared August 1997.)


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