ERIC Number: ED115496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Manpower Outlook. Bulletin No. 1826.
Critchlow, Robert V.; And Others
The objectives of this study are: (1) to provide information on the current employment and education and training characteristics of computer occupations, (2) to explore the impact of advancing computer technology on computer manpower and education, and (3) to project computer occupational requirements and their implications for training. Findings are based on field visits by Bureau of Labor Statistics staff to major computer manufacturers and firms, study of published reports and trade and technical publications, and interviews with government and industry experts. Some of the major findings of the study are: (1) employment in computer occupations is expected to grow more slowly over the 1970-80 period than during the past decade, and the distribution of workers among computer jobs is expected to change; (2) hardware prices have decreased and are expected to continue to fall over the next decade; and (3) increasing sophistication and complexity of computer personnel functions will require workers with more and better training than in the past. (Author/CP)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computers, Job Training, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Prediction, Science Education, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.