Most Ph.D.’s in STEM Fields Work Outside of Academe, Analysis Finds

Students pursuing Ph.D.’s in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics need broader training to prepare them for work outside academe since most pursue nonacademic careers, according to a report being released on Tuesday by the American Institutes for Research.

The group’s analysis of federal data shows that 61 percent of students in those disciplines—known as the STEM fields—have nonacademic careers, and that 43 percent of Ph.D.’s in those