ERIC Number: ED049025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Manpower Supply & Demand in Earth Science, 1969-1974.
American Geological Inst., Washington, DC.
At the beginning of 1969, it is estimated, industry employed 70 percent of all professional earth scientists. Projected substantial increases in the employment needs of the mining and service industries over the next five years may be markedly offset by the petroleum industry's plans to hire 18 percent fewer earth scientists, particularly geologists. Government's needs apparently will increase by 25 percent, and 38 percent more faculty members, it is estimated, will be needed by the end of 1974. The over-all increase in total employment is expected to be no more than four percent. An apparent shortage of Ph.D. degrees to fill earth-science positions is expected to continue through 1974, but the projected number of bachelor's and master's degrees exceeds the estimates of new employment. The demand for geophysicists is expected to be in excess of the supply at all degree levels. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Earth Science, Education, Employment Opportunities, Industry, Labor Needs, Physical Sciences, Surveys
American Geological Institute, 2201 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
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Authoring Institution: American Geological Inst., Washington, DC.