ERIC Number: ED444024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Career Guide to Industries, 2000-01 Edition. Bulletin 2523.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This document provides information on the nature, working conditions, and employment opportunities of 42 industries that accounted for nearly 3 of 4 wage and salary jobs in 1998. The following are among the types of information provided for each industry discussed: (1) nature of the industry (goods produced and services provided, individual segments, production processes, changes occurring in technology and business practices); (2) working conditions (physical environment, hours of work, physical activities essential to successful job performance, proportion of part-time workers, rate of job-related injury and illness, extent and frequency of travel); (3) employment (number of wage and salary jobs, number of self-employed persons, data on workers' age, concentration by state, unusual characteristics of workers); (4) occupations in the industry (job titles in the industry, current and projected wages and salaries by occupation); (5) training requirements and advancement opportunities (formal education, training, and experience required; paths of career advancement; opportunities for self-employment); (6) earnings; and (7) outlook (projected rates of job growth/decline and factors likely to influence them). The industries profiled are as follows: agriculture, mining, and construction; manufacturing; transportation, communications, and public utilities; wholesale and retail trade; finance and insurance; services; and government. A total of 197 tables/figures are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Income, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Promotion (Occupational), Quality of Working Life, Salary Wage Differentials, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Work Experience
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402. For full text: http://stats.bls.gov/emphome.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: This 4th edition is a companion to the 2000-2001 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook.