ERIC Number: ED213306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-1
Recruiting Trends 1981-82: A Study of 428 Businesses, Industries, Government Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Results of the 1981-82 recruiting trends survey conducted by Placement Services at Michigan State University are summarized. A cross-section of 428 businesses, industries, government agencies, and educational institutions were surveyed to determine trends in hiring new college graduates, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other job market trends. It was found that graduates in certain fields, particularly engineering and computer science, will be in high demand, while the demand has leveled off or in some cases fallen off in some nontechnical fields. For example, in education, there is great demand for science and math teachers, while many elementary teachers cannot find jobs. Overall, the demand for graduates is expected to be about the same as last year, when 87 percent of the graduates found work within three months of graduation. Salary offers to new graduates are expected to be about 5.2 percent more than offers to June 1981 graduates. The highest starting salaries will be paid to chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineers, who will earn an average of more than $22,000 per year. The lowest starting salary offers are expected for graduates from the social sciences, human ecology, education, hotel and restaurant, and communications fields (about $14,000 to $15,500, depending on the field). Master's degree graduates are expected to receive about $23,200 as a starting salary and doctoral degree graduates are expected to be paid about $27,300. Recruitment of minorities and geographical differences in overall findings are covered. Survey questions are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Employers, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Job Placement, Labor Market, Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Salaries, Trend Analysis
Placement Services, Michigan State University, 113 Student Services Bldg., East Lansing, MI 48824 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print. Summary of 11th annual Recruiting-Trends survey.