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Title: Survey on the employment profile of occupational therapy graduates in Hong Kong
Authors: Li-Tsang, CWP 
Mok, JWM
Keywords: Employment status
Occupational therapy services
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Hong Kong journal of occupational therapy, 2006, v. 16, p. 1-8 How to cite?
Journal: Hong Kong journal of occupational therapy 
Abstract: Objective: This study aims to explore the demands for occupational therapy (OT) services in Hong Kong through a local survey of the OT graduate employment profile. Methods: This study was based on the information extracted from a graduate employment survey conducted by the Student Affairs Office of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2001 to 2005. It was then followed by a more qualitative telephone survey. The data for the past 5 years (2001-2005) were extracted. Descriptive statistics were adopted to present the job profile and demographic data of the OT graduates. Results: The employment rate was maintained at around 90% in the past 5 years, with some graduates migrating to other countries or studying for higher degrees. Most of the OT graduates were employed in non-government organizations or private settings as shown by the increasing trends from 51% in 2001 to 76% in 2005. Their salary range was, in general, higher than the other graduates from the same university. Conclusion: There has been an increasing demand for OT services in the community setting. This might lead to a shortage of graduates due to reduction in the number of students enrolled. Current curricula and clinical education programmes may need to be revised to ensure that expanding community-based service demands are met.
ISSN: 1569-1861
EISSN: 1876-4398
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