Initial Employment Sectors for US Employed Masters

Classes of 2016, 2017, & 2018

2018 Employment Distribution Sector chart

Credit: AIP Statistics,

Existing masters are individuals who, upon receiving their master's degrees, leave their current physics departments.

Figure includes US employed physics masters, including those who were employed part-time and not enrolled in a degree program and masters continuing in positions they held while pursuing their degrees. Other includes elementary and middle schools, health care facilities, and non-profit organizations. Figure based on responses from 349 individuals.

*Includes university-affiliated research institutes (UARI).
**Active military excludes those receiving their master's degrees from military academies.

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