|Chart credit: Chemical and Engineering News|
- Check out the unemployment rates for B.S./M.S./Ph.D. graduates: 15%, 19% and 9%. What happened to "new M.S. chemists are most employable?"
- The "further study" numbers for Ph.D. chemists ain't so hot, either. I figure that's where postdocs go.
- Median starting salaries for B.S. and Ph.D. chemists dropped 5%.
- Isn't it disturbing how many of these kids are employed by academia? While I suppose that it makes sense for postdocs/academic-types, it doesn't make any sense for B.S. and/or M.S. chemists.
Boy, this isn't pretty. (I think this is my first time covering this survey -- I'll have to go back and find previous versions of it.)