ERIC Number: ED125437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
College Women and the Job Market in the South, 1980.
Galambos, Eva C.
To provide women of the region and their counselors with information for assessing choices of college majors and career plans, the Southern Regional Education Board Manpower and Education Project findings on the employment outlook in the South for college graduates in various fields of study were refined to differentiate the total projected supply of graduates by sex. From an employment perspective, the most favorable combination of factors for women college students is a field of study with a limited percentage of graduating women now entering an occupation where women have been underrepresented in the past, and where total openings exceed total supply of graduating students of both sexes. Examples of such fields are engineering, accounting, business administration, computer sciences, public administration, hospital administration, and the medical professions. Despite high representation in the various health fields, college women will continue to find favorable job market in nursing, physical and occupational therapy, dental hygiene, medical record librarianship, medical laboratory technology, and other health fields. Although more women students are switching to fields previously dominated by men, over half of them still major in education and the arts and humanities--fields in which the job outlook is relatively poor. (Editor/JT)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Females, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Majors (Students), Occupations, Sex (Characteristics)
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.