ERIC Number: ED056216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Knowledges and Skills Necessary for a Career in Business Electronic Data Processing.
Hurst, Delbert B.
Based on data collected from 79 computer installations in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, this study sought to ascertain the knowledges and skills required for a career in business electronic data processing. Specific data processing positions for which data were collected and analyzed were the clerical and professional positions which fall below the supervisory level. Data collected pertained to job requirements areas such as: (1) knowledges and skills needed for entry data processing positions and for advancement, (2) formal education and specific subjects recommended in business and mathematics, (3) technical and human relations weaknesses of inexperienced employees, and (4) programing languages. Conclusions of the study include: (1) Students may train for clerical data processing positions at either the high school level or the junior college level, (2) Students should train for the professional positions of programer and systems analyst at the postsecondary level, and (3) In the human relations area, accepting job responsibility is more of a problem than any of the other areas. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Business Education, Clerical Workers, Community Surveys, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Human Relations, Office Occupations Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Task Analysis
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Identifiers: Georgia; Georgia (Atlanta)
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia State University