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Almost everyone who goes to grad school in physics does so thinking that they will one become a tenured professor at a large university. And anyone who has been around a physics graduate program for a while knows that for most of us that is simply not going to happen. A recent book by Paula Stephan entitled "How Economics Shapes Science" shows that 23% of physics PhD's hold tenure-track appointments 6 years after their PhD, which means that less than one-quarter of those that survive........ Read more »
Sauermann, H., & Roach, M. (2012) Science PhD Career Preferences: Levels, Changes, and Advisor Encouragement. PLoS ONE, 7(5). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036307
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