ERIC Number: ED126998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Manpower Needs and Job Entry Requirements for Biomedical Equipment Technican (Primarily Metropolitan Kansas City).
Tatham, Elaine L.; And Others
This report details the findings of a study conducted to assess area employer manpower needs and job entry requirements for biomedical equipment technicians. Fifty usable responses to a survey were obtained, 20 from biomedical equipment technicians and 30 from employers. Results of the survey indicated that job vacancies did exist in the area, although few in number. Future needs were also ascertained. Respondents indicated what they felt were "essential,""very important,""desirable,""not important," or "not applicable" qualifications of biomedical equipment technicians. Certification was rated as desirable but not mandatory by employers. Since the survey results indicated that the area market for biomedical equipment technicians might become quickly saturated were an appropriate career program implemented, alternatives were recommended, including: making such a program an adjunct of the regular electronics program, restricting admission to the program, placement of each student in an on-the-job training site as part of the two-year program, and incorporation in the curriculum of those skills rated as essential by over 50% of the respondents. Tables of survey data are included in the report, and the survey instruments are appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.