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This distribution, again, is similar to the current distribution across these categories within the universe of people being addressed. According to the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, the population in the universe we sampled consisted in 1998 of 118,452 graduate students, or 77 percent of the population, and 34,702 postdoctorate fellows, or 23 percent of the population. A plurality (45 percent) of respondents was age 25 to 29, followed by respondents age 30 to 34 (28 percent).

On average, each respondent has considered four different career paths, although a few have considered as many as eight. Similar percentages have considered a position in industry (73 percent) and a position as faculty in a research university (70 percent). Half of the respondents have considered government employment (52 percent) and a quarter (28 percent) have considered working with non-profit organizations. Interestingly, a About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.

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