ERIC Number: ED221694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Entry Level Skills in Private versus Non-Profit Allied Health Occupations in Burlington County. Final Report, 1981-1982.
Pickens, Phyllis C.
A study was conducted to gather and analyze data that would identify entry-level positions, personal criteria needed for employment, and any differences or similarities between large and small, private and non-profit allied health facilities, which offer numerous job classifications that relate to certificate and associate degree programs offered by Burlington County College (New Jersey). The college's Office of Research, Planning and Development; the job placement services; and the health counselor participated in identifying allied health agencies, designing the survey instrument, and scheduling interviews. Data analysis indicated that, aside from specific licensing and certification requirements, job titles and skill requirements vary among institutions. No significant differences, however, were found to exist between small and large, private and non-profit facilities regarding skill and employee attitude preferences. However, differences between employers' published requirements and actual skill and attitude preferences were found to be significant, especially in the areas of personal appearance, communications skills, and behaviors. Students and instructors need to be aware of these preferred abilities to prepare for interviewing, initial employment, and job retention. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Burlington County Coll., Pemberton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Burlington County)