ERIC Number: ED120416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Nuclear Related Technician Manpower in Western States for the Region Served by the Western Interstate Nuclear Board.
Blair, Larry M.; Barker, Larry
The study presents the results of a survey of current (1975) and projected near-future (1975 through 1977) labor market trends for nuclear-related technicians in the 12-State Western Interstate Nuclear Region Board (WINB) area. The survey covered employers and educators/trainers of nuclear related manpower in private industry, research laboratories, governmental agencies, government contractors, educational organizations, and medical facilities. In January, 1975, over 16,800 nuclear related technicians were reported employed in the western States, with U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) contractors the largest single employer group, but by late 1977 private organizations and utilities are projected to employ substantially more nuclear related technicians than ERDA. A growth rate of 10% a year is projected over the next three years, three times greater than the growth rate projected for all technicians in the U.S. economy. Large manpower shortages are predicted for nuclear production and reactor operation and for tests and measurement. A very large excess of manpower is projected for nuclear medical and health related technicians. The data collected in the survey are presented in tables and discussed; the survey questionnaire, additional tables of data, and a list of WINB region training institutions are appended. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Energy, Government Employees, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Nuclear Physics, Occupational Surveys, Production Technicians, Radiologic Technologists, Statistical Surveys, Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Occupations, Utilities
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (HC, $6.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Labor Relations.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN. Manpower Development Div.