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COSTA, Bruno Arlindo de Oliveira; GONCALVES, Cintia Ferreira; ZANIN, Luciane  e  FLORIO, Flávia Martão. Introduction of newly graduated dental students from the State of Tocantins into the job market. Rev. ABENO [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 93-104. ISSN 1679-5954.

The aim of this study was to investigate the insertion and professional perspective of dental graduates into the labor market. An observational, cross-sectional and descriptive study was performed, by means of an electronic questionnaire, to a sample of 298 Dentistry graduates from the State of Tocantins, Brazil. The sample showed 14 classroom groups from the years 2008 to 2015. The response rate was 61.41% (n = 183). After data analysis (chi-square test / Fisher's exact, 5% significance level) it was found that 65.6% of respondents were female, mean age 30 (± 6.6) years. The average time since their graduation was 3.7(± 2.2) years. Among the graduates, 37.8% are now working in Public Health, and 17.5% do so, exclusively. Most of them work in the State of Tocantins (65.0%) and 62.8% have attended or are still attending post-graduation courses in Orthodontics (17.5%), Endodontics (14.8%), Pediatric Dentistry (7.6%) and Public Health (3.8%). The monthly income of the majority (46.4%) is up to 5 times the minimum wage (R $ 3,640.00) and 49.8% of the respondents reported a sense of achievement with the monthly income. The immediate insertion in the labor market was reported by 72.7% of the graduates, and 6% do not work as dental professionals, 2.7% of these have never done it. Among the most significant subjects while undergraduate students, Oral Surgery (26.8%), Endodontics (21.3%), Restorative Dentistry (14.2%), Pediatric Dentistry (11.5%), Prosthodontics (9.3%) and Public Health (4.9%) were the most meaningful for them. According to the results found it was concluded that the insertion of Dentistry graduates in the labor market was quick and the majority are happily satisfied with the income.

Palavras-chave : Job Market.; Dental Staff.; Staff Development..

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