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Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer: Computer Issue, 1987
Discusses starting salaries for graduates with various degrees in computer science and electrical engineering. Summarizes the results of a recent study by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) which provides salary estimates for graduates in different specialties and in different geographical locations. (TW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, College Science, Computer Science
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Reviews topics from editorials in "Graduating Engineer" in the 1980's. Discusses the state of the economy at present, as well as new technology and jobs in engineering fields. Cites manufacturing excellence as a present theme in the engineering field. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses civil engineering employment opportunities; indicates that the field is shrinking. Presents national placement and enrollment statistics. Identifies building and construction materials, and public works as areas of current and expanding opportunities. (CW)
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, College Science, College Students, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1987
Discusses the recent trends in job opportunities for aerospace engineers. Mentions some of the political, technological, and economic factors affecting the overall employment picture. Includes a description of the job prospects created by the general upswing of the large commercial aircraft market. (TW)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Industry, Air Transportation, Aviation Technology
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses 1987 statistics from the College Placement Council regarding new job offers to graduating industrial engineers. Identifies trends in hiring in the field. Describes several issues that will face industrial engineers. States that the industrial engineers most likely to win jobs are those with good basic mathematics and communications…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Science
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Describes petroleum engineering as one area in industry where job opportunities are few but where the worst of the declines has been seen. Discusses the causes of the decline. Lists several areas where petroleum engineers have found alternatives including environmental projects, water supply projects, and computer applications. (CW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, College Science
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses the computer engineering industry in the United States. Recounts recent shifts in the computer industry and notes that despite foreign competition, the industry offers graduating computer engineers ample opportunities for employment. Claims that skill and technical knowledge are the most important assets for getting a job. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Science, Data Processing, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1987
Discusses the trends in employment in the electrical/electronics (E/E) engineering industry. States that although the number of E/E graduates grew at a rate of over 11 percent from 1985 to 1986, the economy continues to be the major determinant in the job outlook in the field. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Economic Factors, Electrical Occupations, Electronics Industry
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1987
Discusses trends in job opportunities for nuclear engineers. Lists some of the factors influencing increases and decreases in the demand for nuclear engineers. Describes the effects on career opportunities from recent nuclear accidents, military research and development, and projected increases of demand for electricity. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Degrees (Academic), Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses electrical engineering employment opportunities. States that the market is showing more demand. Predicts that future job offers will be strong. Reviews several aspects of the marketplace. Suggests areas of electrical engineering that provide employment opportunities. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Electrical Occupations, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1988
Discusses employment opportunities in optical engineering. States that demand is expanding faster than the supply of degree holders in the field. Points out that graduates from other fields are being used to fill the demand. Identifies programs that offer degrees in optical engineering. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1986
Traces the changes in the nuclear energy field since World War II, citing distinct periods of growth in the nuclear industry, as well as downtrends. Analyzes the reasons for the changes in public support for nuclear energy and the impact upon careers in the field. (TW)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, College Science, Employment Opportunities
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1986
Discusses the career outlook for electrical/electronics engineers. Explains that the number of bachelor degree graduates continues to rise, along with average starting salaries. Reveals that although the availability of jobs in the computer industry is leveling off, prospects in the robotics and telecommunication fields are growing. (TW)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, College Science, Computers
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1986
Discusses the career outlook for mechanical engineers. Explains that the number of bachelor degrees awarded yearly has reached a plateau, but salaries continue to rise. Suggests that the largest increase in demand for mechanical engineers will come from industries involved in automation, particularly those developing robotics. (TW)
Descriptors: Automation, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Science
Basta, Nicholas – Graduating Engineer, 1986
Discusses the career outlook for agricultural engineers. Explains that the number of bachelor degrees awarded yearly continues to drop, and that the traditional industries that hire agricultural engineers are employing fewer each year. Suggests that future opportunities exist in the areas of information technology, biotechnology, and research. (TW)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Occupations
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