ERIC Number: ED030736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Employment Opportunities in Which Knowledge and Skill in Home Economics are Needed.
Gorman, Anna M.
To give direction to future program planning, this study was conducted to determine employment opportunities, analyze data to predict job trends, and analyze requirements for jobs in the home economics area. Structured interviews were conducted at 250 randomly selected businesses, industries and homes in seven major population centers of Kentucky. There were 32,973 jobs related to home economics knowledge and skill being performed by employees in Kentucky; employees will be needed in at least 28 of the 50 job titles. The greatest employment opportunities are as waitresses, kitchen helper, cook, short order, porter, cafeteria, maid, baker helper, restaurant manager, food baker, charwomen, and hostesses. A high school diploma is a prerequisite for 42 percent of the above jobs, 4 percent required work experience, and 22 percent required employees to be 21 years of age or older. The study revealed that wages were low, there were few benefits, hours were long, there was little chance for advancement. Numerous tables are included. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky