Accession Number:

ADA164695

Title:

Diet Therapy Career Ladder, AFSC 926XO.

Descriptive Note:

Occupational survey rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

The Diet Therapy career ladder was surveyed to help identify training considerations due to the change from AFSC 622X1 to AFSC926XO, a biomedical specialty. Results are based on responses from 499 members 76 percent of all assigned 926XO personnel. The Medical Food Service Cluster contained 51 percent of the sample much of their job involved preparing and serving food and cleaning and maintaining medical food service facilities. Other job groups were much smaller and more specialized, such as the Clinical Dietitians, who perform more direct application of diet therapy and clinical nutrition. The 3- and 5-skill level jobs consisted of the more technical duties of the career ladder, with little or no supervision or management. There was a clear shift in the responsibilities of 7-skill level personnel, who perform supervisory, administrative, and training functions. The career ladder does not seem to have changed substantially since becoming a biomedical career ladder. The low job satisfaction related to the routine nature of many jobs, however, may indicate the desire for a shift to greater involvement in application of diet therapy and clinical nutrition. Keywords Dieticians Medical Technicians Skills Job analysis Careers Air Force Personnel Enlisted personnel Jobs Job Satisfaction Surveys.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE