ERIC Number: ED327778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Getting a Job in the Computer Age.
Goldstein, Harold; Fraser, Bryna Shore
This book investigates how workers use computers and how they learn the needed skills, based on a study of 140 occupations in which computers are currently used. Its main finding is that relatively few workers need a lot of computer-related training. Chapter 1, the introduction, discusses the rapid growth and spread of computers across a wide range of occupations, and provides a quick guide to "computerese." Chapter 2 provides advice on the training required for operating or programming computers, along with information on where training is available. Chapter 3, the main body of the book, is a survey of occupations in which computers are used: (1) Group 1, occupations that require extensive computer training, includes professional workers in computer science, and technical workers in data processing; (2) Group 2, occupations that may require training in both programming and operating computers, includes engineers and related technical workers, life and physical scientists, mathematical scientists, and other professional and technical workers; and (3) Group 3, occupations that may require training in operating computers, includes agricultural workers, clerical workers, craft and industrial process workers, managers, professional and technical workers, and sales workers. Appended is a table showing the number of people employed in each of the 140 occupations. (TE)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Data Processing Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Qualifications, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Microcomputers, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Office Automation, Office Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Word Processing
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.
Note: Subtitle on cover page reads: "The First National Report on the Computer Skills You Need for the Job You Want."