ERIC Number: ED145873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Study of Operating Room Technician Graduates. Vol. VIII, No. 9.
Phillips, Shirley C.; Lucas, John A.
A follow-up survey on the employment of the 55 recent (1973-1976) graduates of the Operating Room Technician (ORT) program at William Rainey Harper College revealed that 51.2% of the 41 respondents had some college work prior to Harper enrollment; 63.5% were currently employed full-time, 14.5% part-time, 17% were voluntarily unemployed, and 5% were employed by the Armed Services. Of those employed, 85% found jobs easily, 41% by themselves, 24% with help from the program coordinator, and 20% through program internships; 82% were employed as ORT's and 12% in health-related fields; 66% had jobs within the Harper district; and salaries averaged $8,600 per year. Graduates were most satisfied with their present work, and least satisfied with the future potential of their present job. Over half planned further education in health-related fields, and 22% were enrolled in college. Of 30 graduates taking the National Certification Exam for ORT, 23 passed. In general, graduates felt they were well prepared by Harper. Itemized results are given and the questionnaire is appended. (RT)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges, Employment Opportunities, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Health Personnel, Institutional Research, Labor Market, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Salaries, Surgical Technicians, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.