ERIC Number: ED083399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Health Occupations Competency Survey. Summary of Final Report.
Wittman, Karl S.; And Others
The report examines the entry level competencies required and the opportunities available in nurse assisting, therapy assisting, environmental health assisting, community health assisting, medical/dental assisting, and emergency assisting. The fields were chosen because of the number of entry level positions available and opportunities for future employment growth. A questionnaire and interview procedure were combined in which respondents were supervisors and staff of health and environmental service institutions in New York. Bases on a 34% questionnaire return, it was concluded that salary level was the primary barrier for both initial employment and job retention for entry level workers. Other barriers were lack of foreseeable upward mobility, poor skills training, and lack of communication skills. The most important areas of educational preparation were understanding instructions and knowledge of medical terminology. (AG)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Emergency Squad Personnel, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Health Occupations, Job Analysis, Nurses, Nurses Aides, Occupational Surveys, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy Aides, Practical Nursing, Questionnaires, Skill Analysis, Task Analysis
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; Hudson Valley Community Coll., Troy, NY.