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A follow-up study of allied health educational and career interests of graduates of a high school for health professions.
J Allied Health. 1991 Fall; 20(4):233-44.JA

Abstract

In response to reports and trends suggesting a national shortage of health professionals, a survey was administered to graduates from Houston's High School for Health Professions, in part to measure their interests in pursuing higher education and careers in the allied health fields. Project administrators were concerned that only 82 of 1,028 survey respondents indicating a career choice (8.0%) expressed interests in allied health. The career choices, educational pursuits, perceptions regarding likelihood of career attainment, and factors influencing career attainment of these 82 respondents were examined. Ultimately, it is believed that many students are unaware of allied health professions, and that others simply do not perceive allied health disciplines as attractive career options. Results of this study are consistent with other reports suggesting that new strategies must be employed nationally to promote greater participation in allied health, especially by groups previously underrepresented in these professions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030-3498.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1808161

Citation

Thomson, W A., et al. "A Follow-up Study of Allied Health Educational and Career Interests of Graduates of a High School for Health Professions." Journal of Allied Health, vol. 20, no. 4, 1991, pp. 233-44.
Thomson WA, Miller LM, Shargey BO, et al. A follow-up study of allied health educational and career interests of graduates of a high school for health professions. J Allied Health. 1991;20(4):233-44.
Thomson, W. A., Miller, L. M., Shargey, B. O., Smith, Q. W., & Denk, J. P. (1991). A follow-up study of allied health educational and career interests of graduates of a high school for health professions. Journal of Allied Health, 20(4), 233-44.
Thomson WA, et al. A Follow-up Study of Allied Health Educational and Career Interests of Graduates of a High School for Health Professions. J Allied Health. 1991;20(4):233-44. PubMed PMID: 1808161.
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