ERIC Number: ED207659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-30
Follow-Up Study of Dietetic Technician Graduates, 1975-1979. Volume 10, Number 14.
Gebart, Henriette D.; Lucas, John A.
A follow-up study of graduates of William Rainey Harper College's (WRHC's) Dietetic Technician program was conducted during Fall 1979 to evaluate and to obtain externally required information about the program. A questionnaire was mailed to all 47 students who graduated from the program between 1975 and 1979 requesting information on employment status, continuing education since leaving WRHC, length of current employment, salary, difficulty in and method of finding a job, relatedness of employment to major, job duties performed and how well prepared the student felt in each duty, job satisfaction, and professional association involvement. Selected findings, based on an 83% response rate, include the following: (1) 75% of the graduates were employed, 60% in full-time positions; (2) 21% indicated they had had some difficulty in obtaining employment; (3) average salary for these graduates ($10,500) was lower than the average salary ($11,700) for all WRHC career graduates; (4) 80% of the respondents were well satisfied with their jobs; (5) graduates reported being well prepared for almost all of the tasks required by their job; and (6) the program was felt to be very relevant to their jobs. The study report details methodology and findings and includes data tables and the survey instrument. (Author/KL)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, College Graduates, Dietetics, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Placement, Job Skills, Paraprofessional Personnel, Participant Satisfaction, Salaries, Two Year College Students, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.