Help Wanted: Engineers

The boom-and-bust profession is once again booming

While the Reagan Administration and congressional leaders are worrying about rapidly rising unemployment, the job picture in at least one area of the economy is bright: engineering. At commencement exercises this month and next, up to 65,000 men and women will receive bachelor's degrees in engineering from about 280 institutions. Perhaps 80% of them will go to work almost immediately at starting salaries ranging from $21,000 to $30,000 and, in a few cases, even up to $40,000. They will be able to choose among multiple job offers...

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