ERIC Number: ED058042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Job Prospects of 1971 Graduates. Engineering Manpower Bulletin Number 20.
Alden, John D.
Statistics for 33,902 of 1971 engineering graduates were used to describe job prospects of the graduates. Findings include: (1) engineering graduates were largely successful in finding jobs or carrying out other plans; (2) about one out of every five engineering graduates at the bachelor's and master's degree levels had plans to continue full-time study; (3) the number of bachelor's degree graduates entering military service increased in 1971 to 14 percent--the highest since 1958; (4) at all levels except the doctorate, salary offers averaged slightly higher than in 1970, ranging from $632 per month to $1340; (5) salaries for chemical engineering were highest and civil engineering lowest at all three degree levels; (6) the average salary for women engineering graduates at the bachelor's level was a bit higher than the overall average for male engineers; and (7) compared to graduates in other disciplines, the prospects of engineers were outstanding. (JG)
Descriptors: College Science, Employment, Engineering, Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Labor Market
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.