ERIC Number: ED047152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Former Servicemen of the Army Medical Department; A Profile and Assessment of an Untapped Resource of Allied Health Manpower. Health Care Research Series, No. 14.
Young, James J.
To provide a profile of the health manpower being separated from the United States Army Medical Department, analyze the utilization of these personnel by the civilian health community, and evaluate the opinions of these servicemen regarding their entry into the civilian health field, a random stratified (on the basis of number of weeks of training) sample of 2,825 former enlisted medical specialists were mailed questionnaires. Analysis of 1,558 responses (58 percent) revealed that the annual flow of trained enlisted personnel to the civilian labor force is sizeable, and a substantial portion of these men are amenable to recruitment for civilian health careers. Occupational transferability from military to civilian occupations occurs most frequently for those whose military occupational specialty has an identical civilian counterpart and whose military education and experience is recognized for certification purposes. Some barriers to employment in civilian jobs were inadequate pay and fringe benefits, failure to recognize military training, and limited advancement opportunity. There is a need for evaluation and recognition of military training and experience by potential employers, institutions, and certifying associations. This Ph.D. dissertation was submitted to the University of Iowa. (SB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Doctoral Dissertations, Enlisted Personnel, Health Occupations, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Utilization, Military Service, Military Training, Occupational Mobility
Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, The University of Iowa, S-517, Westlawn Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($5.00)
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City.