Objective: The study determined the relevance of the academic preparation to the extra-professional jobs of Cebu Doctors' College - Radiologic Technology graduates of 1999, 2000, and 2001.
Design: This study utilized the descriptive design.
Settings: The study was conducted in various industrial and commercial establishments in Cebu City.
Subjects/Participants: The study utilized thirty (30) graduates of the Bachelor of Sciences in Radiologic Technology program of Cebu Doctors' College of 1999, 2000, and 2001, who were currently employed in Cebu City in various extra-professional jobs and who were selected through purposive sampling.
Procedures/Interventions: Letters were forwarded to the dean, College of Allied Medical Sciences, requesting permission to allow the researchers to gather data from the college, and to the chairman of the department of radiologic technology, for the list of graduates and their addresses. Graduates who were employed in jobs other than radiologic technology were contacted and requested to participate in the study.
Research Instrument/Measures: The study utilized a researcher-made questionnaire.
Results: The socio-demographic profile in terms of age, gender, and year graduated showed that 19 of the graduates had ages which range from 23-24 years of age, five ranged from 21-22 years, four ranged from 25-26 years, and one ranged from 27-28 and 29-30 years of age respectively. The results showed that 16 were male, whereas, 14 were female. Fifteen of the respondents graduated in 2001, ten graduated in 2000, and five graduated in 1999. The results further showed that businessmen, sales representatives, and customer service agents were most graduates were engaged in. Three were medical representatives and another three were bank tellers. Two of the graduates were manages and another two ere business promoters, one per job category was a kitchen staff, one marketing officer, one sales clerk, one supervisor, one paramedic, on office secretary, and one government employee. The top ten course content considered relevant by the graduates in their present extra-professional jobs were: grammar and composition ( rank 1); speech and oral communication (rank 2); computer skills (rank 3 and 4), psychology (rank 6); trigonometry and algebra (rank 7); logic (rank 8); anatomy and physiology (rank 9); and medical terminology (rank 10). Only two professional subjects which were anatomy and physiology and medical terminology were considered relevant.
Conclusion: The course content of the academic preparation was considered irrelevant to the extra-professional jobs that the radiologic technology graduates batch 1999, 2000, and 2001 were currently engaged in. There were top three subjects that were considered relevant to the extra-professional jobs and these were grammar and composition, speech and oral communication, and computer skill subjects that belonged to the general education program. Whereas, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology which were within the course of the radiologic technology program were also considered relevant by the graduates to their extra professional jobs.