ERIC Number: ED206242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Medical Technology Graduates of Illinois State University: 1972-1979.
Spencer, Charles T.
A sample of 170 graduates of the medical technology program at Illinois State University was surveyed to investigate their educational background and their employment history. A total of 228 questionnaires were mailed to all graduates from 1972 through 1979. The demographic data of the ratio of females to males in the field of medical technology were not significantly different from that reported in other studies. However, a majority of the ages, which ranged between 23 and 30 years, were considerably higher when compared to the ages of medical technologists reported in a national survey. Whereas over 57 percent of the respondents indicated that they should have had more professional courses before entering internship, over 39 percent indicated that if taking more courses required spending additional time at the university, the present curriculum should remain as it is. Over 90 percent of the respondents were employed, and over 62 percent indicated they would not choose a different line of work if they could start over. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Medical Technology (June 1981).