ERIC Number: ED172027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Outlook Book, 1978-79 Edition. Bulletin No. 1955.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This handbook is divided into four major sections with the first section serving as a guide to the handbook. This introductory section tells how to use the handbook, where to go for more career information, how employment projections are made, and where tommorrow's jobs will be. The outlook for occupations in section 2 contains 300 occupational briefs grouped into thirteen clusters of related jobs. Clusters include occupations in areas such as industrial production; office occupations; service occupations; sales; transportation; scientific and technical occupations; mechanics; health occupations; social areas; and art, design, and communication occupations. For each specific occupation listed, information is given on the nature of the work, training requirements and other qualifications, opportunities for advancement, and expected earnings. The third section contains brief discriptions of thirty-five major industries. Major industry areas discussed are agriculture, mining and petroleum, construction, manufacturing, transportation, wholesale and retail trade, finance, service industries, and government. The fourth section provides an index of job titles by "Dictionary of Occupational Titles" code. An alphabetical index to occupations and industries found in the handbook is also included. (LRA)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Cluster Grouping, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Guides, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Promotion (Occupational), Salaries, Trend Analysis, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States