ERIC Number: ED115829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives for the Home Economics Professions.
Odland, Lura M; Cebik, Mary Helen
The paper was developed as part of a series on the employment outlook for graduates in various fields of study. The goals of home economics which reflect its commitment to the family and to the interaction between man and his environment are briefly described. Trends influencing the demand for professional home economics are presented. The trends involve: growth of the labor market, opportunities in industry and business, the growth of consumerism, the need for services including day care, the need for higher education (especially for doctoral and master's degree graduates), and the increase in the number of graduates. The career outlook for graduates in nine speciality areas is detailed. These areas are (1) business, communications, journalism; (2) child development, family relations; (3) extension, welfare, community service; (4) foods-nutrition, dietetics; (5) housing, equipment, home management, family economics; (6) home economics education; (7) institutional, hotel, restaurant management; (8) environmental art, interior design; and (9) textiles-clothing merchandising. The report concludes with a statement of the need for long-range planning to meet future societal needs. Appended are two charts containing employment figures for dietitians in the southern region of the United States. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Home Economics, Occupational Surveys
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.