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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)