ERIC Number: ED176620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Supply and Demand for College Graduates in the South, 1985.
McCarty, Marilu H.; Galambos, Eva C.
Data concerning job prospects and supply/demand figures for 1985 college graduates in the southern United States are presented in this booklet prepared by the Southern Regional Education Board. Supply is defined as the number of entrants into the job market, and demand as the number of job openings in that year. The data provide an update of information compiled in an earlier report for 1980. Information about the job market for college graduates in general and for various major fields of study is presented to assist students in making career choices. The figures presented are based on the South's share of projected degrees in the U.S. according to the U.S. Office of Education. Graduates are classified in 21 field of study categories and definitions are provided for the supply and demand terms used in the data analysis. Employment prospects are discussed for 1985 graduates in the fields of health, architecture, accounting, engineering, library science, communications, law, social work, psychology, fine arts, computer sciences, mathematics, agriculture, biological and physical science, home economics, public affairs, and liberal arts. Supply and demand comparisons for 1985 are tabulated for several occupational fields showing average annual job openings and the number of degree recipients available in the related field. It is suggested that decisions about going to college and the choices of majors be based on several factors including employment outlook. Appended are data on 1985 degree recipients and a list of occupations included in the supply/demand comparison. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Choice, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Labor Demands, Labor Economics, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Majors (Students), Relevance (Education), Statistical Data
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.