ERIC Number: ED303221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Results of the 1988 Survey of Former Biomedical Engineering Technology Students. Research Report Number 56.
Livieratos, Barbara B.
In spring 1988, a telephone survey was conducted of students who had been enrolled in Howard Community College's (HCC's) Biomedical Engineering Technology (BMET) program between 1972 and 1987. The study sought to gather information for future student recruitment and program planning efforts. Responses were obtained from 43 (35%) of a potential pool of 124 former BMET students. Study findings included the following: (1) 93% of the respondents were employed full time, and, of these, 82% were working in jobs related to BMET; (2) 43% began their first job while enrolled at HCC, 28% found their jobs within 5 weeks of leaving school, and 29% took 8 weeks or longer to find their first job; (3) 21% found out about their jobs through friends or relatives; (4) 60% had starting salaries of $16,000 or more in their first BMET job, and, at the time of the survey, 54% were earning $26,000 or more; (5) 72% of the respondents had no electronics background before entering the BMET program; (6) 12% had been enrolled in high school vocational or technical programs; (7) HCC's location was the most important draw for many of the students; (8) 88% described the BMET program as excellent (37%) or good (51%); and (9) 90% said that HCC's training was adequate to prepare them for their job. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Research and Planning.