Accession Number : AD0615446

Title :   A STUDY OF THE INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SPECIALIZED MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AND THE POST MILITARY EMPLOYMENT OF THESE TECHNICIANS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Personal Author(s) : Straughn,Herbert E.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The inservice training program for Specialized Medical Technicians in Air Force hospitals is described and the requirements for selection to the program are outlined. A study of 220 discharged and retired trained technicians was conducted to determine whether the technical training they received influenced their seeking and securing employment in civilian hospitals or related health fields. The study was based upon the evaluation of such characteristics as age, sex, number of dependents, rank, length of service, salaries, and types of employment. Those surveyed were placed into five fields of activity: employed in hospitals and related health fields; employed in non-health fields; school, health related; school, nonhealth related; and unemployed. The results of the study indicate that the technical training of the Specialized Medical Technicians did influence their securing employment in hospitals. It was also determined that a large trained labor force does exist but is not available to hospitals for employment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, MEDICAL TECHNICIANS), (*MEDICAL TECHNICIANS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL), (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, MEDICAL TECHNICIANS), EDUCATION, SELECTION, HOSPITALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE