For the Class of 1940. war news was bad, but job prospects excellent. By summer's end, college placement officers estimated, half their 150,000-odd graduates would have jobs. Most openings would be found in teaching, then engineering, business administration, selling.
Job trends charted last week by Science Research Associates (TIME. Dec. 25) found prospects:
> Good for accountants, dentists, department-store workers, insurance agents, beauticians, chauffeurs, drug store workers, lumbermen, salesmen and saleswomen, office machine operators, machinists, road builders, tool & die makers, soldiers & sailors.
> Poor for actors & showmen, bookkeepers & cashiers, coal...