Fifty sanitarians who received masters degrees with a major in sanitary science during the period 1946–1956 from the University of North Carolina in responding to a study of their activities revealed that while 41 of them remained in public health work only 29 were engaged exclusively as sanitarians. Changes in work responsibility were accompanied by increases in supervisory duties, increases in their salaries, and changes in their methods of meeting sanitation problems. Forty were certain that graduate education made their advancement easier. Of the fifty studied, 31 felt opportunities in sanitation to be good.

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Author notes

1Prepared from work carried out by Mr. John G. Todd as part of the requirements for the Master of Public Health Degree, University of North Carolina.

2Present address: Fayette County Health Deparmtent, Washington Court House, Ohio.