Education and Employment of Biological and Medical Scientists: Data from National Surveys
The figures in the following presentation are offered as an introduction to the major sources of nationally representative data on education and employment of biological and medical scientists. We hope that this compilation of graphs will foster an informed discussion of this topic. We do not seek to be exhaustive in our presentation of data, but rather to offer a starting point from which interested parties can pursue additional analyses in greater depth and detail. For each survey, we present the most current data and plan to update each graph as newer data become available. We encourage others to use these graphs in publications and presentations of their own.
The sources of the data that we have presented in the following figures used varying data collection methods and field taxonomies. Comparisons across surveys should be made with caution. To facilitate interpretation of the information, we have included brief descriptions of each of the surveys. To access this information, first save the presentation in PowerPoint, then switch the “View” to “Notes Page.” In many cases, the source is a data file that was used to generate a chart. For further information, we provide links to technical descriptions and contacts.