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AKEN Rhonda Johnson: Health Workforce Training Needs - Part Two
14 Dec 2013 11:22 AM
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONDENTS
Respondents to the workforce training survey conducted by Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) were primarily female (93%), between 30 and 59 years of age (83.3%), and Caucasian (82%). The largest percentage of respondents had an advanced college degree (96%), and their highest degree was in the field of nursing (54%).
When respondents were asked about the type of public health organization they work in, the majority of respondents reported working at a state health department (63%). Nurses (community or public health nurse and other) and administrator or director made up two-thirds of the respondents (54% and 12%, respectively). Forty-two percent of respondents have worked in public health or a related field for over 10 years, while 13% have worked at their current position for 10 or more years. Approximately 35% of respondents have been in their current position for 1 to 3 years, and 91% work full-time.
When asked about organizational role, the majority of respondents report that they are non-supervisory staff (53%). Among those that reported a management or supervisory organizational role, the majority indicated that they were office directors or program managers (25% of leaders, managers, and supervisors). The majority of respondents indicated that they plan to retire in 5 or more years (70%).
Respondents were also asked if they had supervisory responsibilities in their current job. Those who answered yes were asked how many people they supervised and interest in training programs for the people they supervise. Those respondents who answered no were directed to answer questions about their own training needs. Forty-percent of the respondents indicated that they had supervisory responsibilities in their current job. Of those respondents that have supervisory responsibilities, the largest percentage indicated that they supervise 1 to 4 people (38%), followed by 5 to 9 people (36%).
Next is Part Three: KEY FINDINGS FROM ALASKA
Link to Part One: Introduction and Methods