ERIC Number: ED364305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Dietetic Technician Graduates (from 1990 through 1992) and Their Employers. Volume XXII, No. 10.
Lucas, John A.; Allendorph, Jane
A follow-up study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to evaluate and obtain externally required information about the dietetic technician program. Surveys were mailed to the 13 students who graduated from the program between spring 1990 and fall 1992 requesting information on their employment status, job title, length of service, relatedness of current job to program training, salary, job search experiences, evaluation of preparation, and continuing education experiences. In addition, surveys were mailed to nine employers, identified by the eight graduates who responded, to ascertain their perceptions of the graduates' preparedness. Study findings, based on the eight students' and seven employers' responses, included the following: (1) 37.5% of the graduates were employed full-time and another 37.5% were employed part-time; (2) all the graduates were employed in a field directly related to the dietetic technician program; (3) two graduates reported great difficulty in finding a job, while three had jobs lined up before graduation; (4) the average salary of the program graduates working full-time was $26,000 per year, while the average part-time wage rate was $15.65 per hour; (5) all the graduates were satisfied with their jobs, and 80% felt their jobs matched their skills; and (6) two employers rated the graduates as more effective than graduates from other colleges, while three rated them as equal to others. The survey instrument is included. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.