ERIC Number: ED404974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Workforce Needs of Maryland Employers.
Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission surveyed more than 2,500 employers in the state to learn what programs at various degree levels were desired by employers. The results were examined along with labor market data about the projected number of job openings in specific occupational areas. It was concluded that nearly 60 percent of job openings in Maryland through the year 2005 will require some form of education or training beyond high school and nearly one-third of all job openings will require a two- or four-year college degree with approximately 26,000 Maryland job openings each year through 2005 requiring a college degree. General managers and registered nurses are projected to represent the largest number of job openings. Other occupations projected to have a large number of vacancies are bankers, sales workers, accountants, physicians, computer programmers, food/lodging managers, teachers and college faculty, electronic data processors, and electrical engineers. Certificate and degree programs most frequently named as not producing adequate numbers of qualified graduates were the health professions and business management. The highest demand bachelor's degrees were in business, the health professions, engineering, and computer science with a similar demand for master's and doctoral degrees. Tables include demand by region and county. The survey form and list of employers who responded are appended. (JLS)
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Projections, Higher Education, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland