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ERIC Number: ED078820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 40
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Health Occupations Survey.
Willett, Lynn H.
A survey was conducted to determine the need for health occupations personnel in the Moraine Valley Community College district, specifically to: (1) describe present employment for selected health occupations; (2) project health occupation employment to 1974; (3) identify the supply of applicants for the selected occupations; and (4) identify existing training programs for these occupations. Job titles were identified and associated with their respective health employers. A total of 347 health employers were contacted through four different mailings; a total of 163 (47%) questionnaires was returned. In addition, administrators from four hospitals and three large nursing homes were interviewed. Among the results were the following: (1) rapid employment growth is expected nationally during the 1970s in all health occupations; (2) supply is not expected to keep up with demand, nationally; (3) a decrease in the percent of professionals (doctors, etc.) and a corresponding increase in the percent of technicians is anticipated during the 1970s; (4) nursing and related occupations account for 80% of the health employment in the MVCC district; (5) two-year projections by district employers anticipate largest growth in laboratory and dental occupations; (6) shortages of qualified applicants for several occupations were reported by MVCC employers; (7) on-the-job training exists for a number of occupations; and (8) short courses or seminars are needed on a variety of topics. Predictions and future program possibilities are offered. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.