ERIC Number: ED276339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec-2
Recruiting Trends 1986-87. A Study of 761 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Information on job market trends for 1986-87 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. A survey of a cross-section of 761 employers from business, industry, government, and education explored: trends in hiring, hiring quotas and the influence of the organization size, demand for various majors, job availability by geographical region, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics. It was found that new college graduates will find the market more competitive, since employers expect to hire 2.4% fewer bachelor's degree candidates. Starting salaries are expected to average $21,815 for bachelor degree graduates, $26,628 for master's degree graduates, and $30,754 for those with a Ph.D. Demand for different majors include: hotel, restaurant, and institutional management (2.9%); marketing/sales (2.2%); education (1.7%); electrical engineering (1.2%); retailing (0.9%); computer science (0.9%); accounting (0.8%); and financial administration (0.8%). The greatest employment opportunities for new graduates are in the Southwest and Northeast, followed by the Southeast, the North Central, and South Central states. A list of employers responding to the survey is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Salaries, Specialization, Trend Analysis
Placement Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.