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ERIC Number: ED016061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS IN IDAHO HOSPITALS AND LICENSED NURSING HOMES.
BEEMAN, ADDISON C.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE CURRENT LABOR FORCE IN HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES AND FUTURE MANPOWER NEEDS WHICH WOULD BE HELPFUL TO PLANNERS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, EMPLOYERS, WORKERS, AND YOUTH ENTERING THE LABOR MARKET. ADMINISTRATORS OR PERSONNEL OFFICERS OF 14 HOSPITALS AND 13 NURSING HOMES, REPRESENTATIVE OF SIZE AND AREA, COMPLETED A 2-PART INTERVIEW-SURVEY COVERING CURRENT AND PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT AND JOB MARKET INFORMATION ABOUT SELECTED OCCUPATIONS. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME ASSOCIATIONS SELECTED OCCUPATIONS GENERALLY ON THE BASIS OF POTENTIAL SUITABILITY FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING ALTHOUGH SOME OF PROFESSIONAL LEVEL WERE INCLUDED. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) GROWTH IN TOTAL WAGE AND SALARY EMPLOYMENT IN MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS, (2) THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL JOBS WILL BE IN HOSPITALS, BUT THE LARGEST PROPORTIONAL INCREASE WILL BE IN NURSING HOMES, (3) IN PARTICULAR DEMAND WILL BE REGISTERED NURSES, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS, DIETICIANS, MEDICAL RECORDS LIBRARIANS, ORDERLIES, MEDICAL STENOGRAPHERS, AND MAINTENANCE MEN, (4) SOME EMERGING OCCUPATIONS ARE INHALATION THERAPIST, SURGICAL TECHNICIAN, MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIAN, WARD CLERK, INSURANCE CLERK, FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR, AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAM TECHNICIAN, (5) PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SHOULD INCREASE IN IMPORTANCE IN NURSING HOMES, AND (6) THERE IS A PARTICULAR NEED TO TRAIN NURSE AIDES FOR NURSING HOMES. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Employment, Boise.
Identifiers: IDAHO