Education: Prospects

The U.S. has more college students than ever before, but that doesn't mean it has the white-collar jobs most of them want. Several professional fields are already jammed, warned the Veterans Administration last week, quoting facts & figures of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

One of the fields where college graduates can anticipate stiffest competition is engineering; close to 50,000 engineers will be graduated in 1950, but the annual replacement need is estimated at 7,000. Another is law, in which enrollments continue to increase despite the fact that many of last year's graduates are still not placed. Chemistry and psychology will...

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