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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of survey respondents’ employment status, duration of employment, time to find employment, and reasons for unemployment in the public health sector

From: Using core competencies to build an evaluative framework: outcome assessment of the University of Guelph Master of Public Health program

Respondents employed in the public health sector (60%; 21 respondents)

Respondents not currently employed in the public health sector (40%; 13 respondents)

Duration of employment

Recent hire

14.3% (3)

Reason for not being employed in public health sector

Chosen a different career path

7.7% (1)

<1 year

28.6% (6)

Pursuing further education

30.8% (4)

1- 3 years

42.9% (9)

Unable to find work

38.5% (5)

>3 years

9.5% (2)

Other

23.1% (3)

No answer

4.8% (1)

   

Time to find employment

<3 months

71.4% (15)

3-6 months

19.1% (4)

6 months- 1 year

0.00% (0)

> 1 year

0.00% (0)

 

No answer

9.5% (2)