ERIC Number: ED217936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-15
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study of Dietetic Technician Graduates, 1975-1981. Volume XI, No. 21.
Gebert, Henriette D.; Lucas, John A.
A follow-up study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to evaluate the dietetic technician program and to obtain externally required information. Questionnaires were sent to all 79 of the students who had graduated from the program between 1975 and 1981. Study findings, based on responses from 67% of the program graduates, revealed that: (1) 59% of the respondents were employed full time and 79% were employed either full or part time; (2) 18% of those surveyed had some difficulty in obtaining employment; (3) the average salary of graduates was $12,643, which was significantly lower than the average salary of WRHC's career graduates as a whole; (4) 85% of the graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs; (5) respondents reported that they were well prepared for almost all of the tasks they performed on the job; (6) respondents found the dietetic technician program to be very relevant to the tasks required in the field; and (7) 24.5% of the graduates had continued their education at another institution since leaving WRHC, 13.2% had taken additional courses at WRHC, and 11.2% had participated in professional workshops or in-service training since graduation. The study report includes extensive data tables and the questionnaire. (HB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Dietetics, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Occupational Information, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Salaries, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.