ERIC Number: ED228070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Changing Employment Patterns of Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians in Manufacturing Industries: 1977-80. Final Report.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report presents an analysis of science, engineering, and technician (SET) employment within manufacturing industries based on data from the 1977 and 1980 Occupational Employment Statistics survey. The purposes of the report are to: (1) summarize employment data for detailed SET occupations in manufacturing to describe demand patterns; (2) identify the fastest growing occupational and industrial demand sectors; and (3) assess the relative importance of changing industrial composition and staffing patterns as they determined variations in occupational demand within these industries between 1977 and 1980. Analysis of employment by occupation is provided in section 1, considering separately, scientists, (chemists, computer systems analysts, and other science occupations), engineers (electrical/electronic, mechanical, industrial engineers, and other engineering occupations), and technicians (engineering technicians, computer programmers, and science technicians). Employment by industry is considered in section 2, focusing on durable-goods industries, nondurable-goods industries, technological intensity and SET employment growth, and industrial detail of high-technology. An evaluation of the importance of staffing pattern changes in explaining the movement of SET employment within manufacturing industries is provided in section 3. Technical notes on the survey and detailed statistical tables are provided in appendices. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Science, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Engineering, Engineers, Manufacturing Industry, Occupational Surveys, Paraprofessional Personnel, Sciences, Scientists, Technical Occupations, Technology
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.