ERIC Number: ED054964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Scientific and Technical Manpower Requirements of Selected Segments of the Atomic Energy Field. Final Report.
Voight, Keith L.
The primary purpose of the study was to develop a supply/demand ratio for nuclear degree scientists and engineers from July 1969 through 1973. The need by private industry and electric utilities for scientists and engineers with degrees in disciplines other than nuclear science or engineering, as well as for technicians, nuclear reactor operators, and nuclear materials managers is projected. The hiring practices of industries and utilities are related to the education received by the scientists and engineers required. The extrinsic and intrinsic factors used by companies and utilities active in the atomic energy field in developing technical manpower forecasts, the educational backgrounds of currently employed technical personnel, the level of degree work of these individuals, and the company and utility activities where the majority of the technical personnel work were identified. The results indicate a projected surplus of nuclear scientists or engineers, especially those with PhD's. A critical shortage of engineering talent is foreseen in the fields of mechanical and electrical/electronics engineering, as well as at the technician level. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Engineers, Nuclear Physics, Occupational Surveys, Scientific Personnel, Scientists, Technical Occupations
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Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Nuclear Education and Training.