ERIC Number: ED165609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Outlook for College Graduates, 1978-79 Edition. Bulletin 1956.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This guide to career opportunities in over 100 fields covers a broad range of occupations for which a college degree is, or is becoming, the usual background for employment. For each occupation, information is presented on the nature of the work; places of employment; education, skills, and abilities required for entry; employment outlook; earnings; and working conditions. Information is also presented on how to use the guide, where to go for more information, assumptions and methods used in preparing employment projections, and important occupational and industrial employment trends. Occupations covered include workers in professional and related occupations, sales occupations, managerial and administrative occupations, and service occupations. The section on places of employment provides information on the number of workers in an occupation and tells whether they are concentrated in certain industries or geographic areas. The section on training, other qualifications, and advancement tells the minimum level and type of education required for various occupations and in many cases lists alternative ways of obtaining training. Frequently observed patterns of moving from one occupation to another are also discussed. For some occupations, information is provided on prospective job opportunities in terms of the expected demand-supply relationship. For every occupation and industry, an estimate of future employment needs is developed. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, College Graduates, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Occupational Information, Occupational Mobility, Resource Materials, Salaries, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C. 20212
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: The assessment of employment outlook for college graduates was prepared by Daniel E. Hecker ; Some photographs will not reproduce clearly