The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Six: The Jew in Professional Studies

By Lee Levinger

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, April 1937

The author surveys Jewish students pursuing particular professions in 1934-1935. He concludes that, in general, Jewish students favor "individualistic professions" such as medicine, law, and journalism. Among medical schools in particular, Jews make up 16.5% of the student population, though many Jews face difficulty gaining entry to these schools. Jewish students are also overrepresented in engineering, architecture, and social work. These statistics, however, are inadequate to evaluating the professional status of Jews in the American workforce; additional research is required to determine vocational opportunities for American Jews.

Topic: College Organizations, Post-Secondary Education, Employment, University Organizations, Higher Education, Campus Organizations, Study, Students, Professions, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 69-90

Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America - Chapter Six: The Jew in Professional Studies. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 69-90. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4964


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