The job opportunity is getting worse for public health graduates. Is that true?

S. H. Cheng, P. C. Chen, C. M. Lin

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Abstract

Objectives: This report is to understand the current situation and problems concerning the job opportunity of public health graduates, with focus on the channels to governmental positions. Methods: Several data sources are included to meet our objectives: questionnaires for seniors of departments of public health; statistics on the governmental employment examination in the past 10 years; and statistics on health administration personnel nationwide. Results: We found that senior students in public health departments generally perceived the difficulty in job markets. Statistics also indicate that the opportunity of governmental employment become harder in recent years. Conclusion: There are problems in the job market for public health graduates. Several possible alternatives are discussed in the report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Journal of Public Health
Volume19
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Governmental examination
  • Graduates
  • Job opportunity
  • Personnel
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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