ERIC Number: ED210052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Health Occupational Program Needs in the Los Angeles Community College District. A Report of Study Results.
Erickson, Lowell J.; Pimental, Gene
The study described in this report was conducted by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) to provide a basis for a master plan for health occupation programs and facilities that would meet the educational purposes and needs, workforce demands, and criteria for effective resource management of the district. After discussing the increased need for allied health workers and increasing fiscal constraints, the report describes the study's methodology. This involved: (1) a survey of present employment needs for trained health occupation personnel in Los Angeles; (2) a survey of local educational providers of health occupation training; (3) an assessment of current health occupation programs in the district; and (4) a forecast for future personnel needs using a Delphi survey technique. Next, the results of each of the surveys and assessment are presented. A summary section presents conclusions, such as that the demand for programs training registered nurses far exceeds any other need for health occupation personnel and includes demands for variation in both level and type of specialization. The report also indicates a growing demand for specialized technician and medical office personnel training. Appendices include data on health occupation employment opportunities and salaries; enrollment data in LACCD health programs for 1977-79; occupation descriptions; the employer survey sampling design and response rate; and all survey instruments. (AYC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment, Multicampus Districts, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Questionnaires, Salaries, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.