HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 3 no. 1 (2012)

Graduates’ Transition from Study to Employment of Radiologic Technology Graduates of the Lyceum University of the Philippines – Batangas

Anacleta P. Valdez

Discipline: Education



A ten-year tracer study of Radiologic Technology graduates of Lyceum of the Philippines University SY 1997-2007 using a survey-structured questionnaire was conducted to examine retrospective contribution of their education to their current work. The objectives of the study included the determination of graduates’ job-placement profile; how relevant are school-related factors like curriculum, instruction, faculty; student services; organization and administration, physical plant, facilities and laboratories to the job placement; the determination of what skills developed while at school are considered useful in meeting the demands of their present work and the formulation of a program that will enhance the relevance of the college curriculum and services. A total of 97/122 (80%) graduates responded where 78% (76/97) are certified licensed radiographers. All respondents were employed on a full-time basis aligned to the program. The following were found to be very relevant in meeting the demands of their jobs: curriculum, instruction, competencies of the faculty, student services, organization and administrative services. Furthermore, the intellectual, communication and interpersonal skills, competencies, and work related values they learned and developed while at school as well as the performance in written and oral assessment of the employers were considered the most important contributing factors in seeking employment after graduation.