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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
Because of the impetus on how to improve productivity in companies, the demand for graduating industrial engineers continues to be strong from a variety of sources. Starting salary offers for graduates have been averaging $26,784. Enrollments in industrial engineering programs are increasing (with 3,923 graduates in 1984). (JN)
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Engineering, Engineering Education, Enrollment Trends