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Health Professions in the News: Young People Find Plenty of Career Opportunities in the Health Field

O.C. Register (July 25, 2015)

Career experts say that for those deciding on a field of study for their future careers, the health care industry is a good option. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Careers of the Future in Health Care

Chippewa Valley Business Report (July 27, 2015)

Workers looking for careers with a future would do well to consider health care. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Clovis pathway program helps students get to health care careers

The Fresno Bee (October 30, 2015)

Clovis Community College is offering six new programs to students interested in health-care careers. With a $50,000 grant from the California State University system’s Linked Learning to Baccalaureate program, pathway programs are now in effect for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-physician...

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Health Professions in the News: Physician Assistant Pay Reaches $100K Annually

Forbes (January 29, 2016)

Physician assistant compensation is nearly $100,000 on average across the U.S. amid a nationwide shortage of doctors that are needed to treat millions of newly insured Americans. A new state-by-state statistical profile of the profession from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants...

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Health Professions in the News: Medical education initiative launches at UM

KPAX (February 5, 2016)

We keeping hearing that health and medicine are growing job markets.   Now, a new initiative at the University of Montana looks to target those sectors, making it easier for students seeking education and work in medical science through what school officials are calling the University of Montana Health...

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Health Professions in the News: The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

The Atlantic (February 3, 2016)

Five years ago, my mother was rushed to the hospital for an aneurysm. For the next two weeks, my family and I sat huddled around her bed in the intensive-care unit, oscillating between panic, fear, uncertainty, and exhaustion. It was nurses that got us through that time with our sanity intact. Nurses...

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Health Professions in the News: Nursing Ambitions: Csus And Community Colleges Offer Accelerated 4-year Degrees

The Sacramento Bee (December 28, 2015)

Five years ago, a nationwide call went out: Hire more nurses with four-year college degrees. Today, with hiring improving as more nurses hit retirement age, and as medical care grows more complex, there’s added urgency in boosting the number of highly trained nurses. In fact, in its 2010 report on...

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Health Professions in the News: 5 Ways Nursing Graduate School Can Pay Off

U.S. News and World Report (September 22, 2016)

The number of jobs for nurses with graduate degrees is growing quickly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whose forecasts show that the number of jobs available for advanced practice nurses will be 31 percent higher in 2024 compared with 2014. The bureau's research also shows that the typical...

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Health Professions in the News: The 4 Forces that Will Reshape Nursing

Hospitals and Health Networks (September 8, 2016)

Do we have a nursing shortage in this country? BUERHAUS: Not necessarily, although some states, like California and Colorado, are experiencing nurse retirement sooner than others. Since 2002, there has actually been unprecedented growth in the number of nurses being produced in the United States...

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Health Professions in the News: Health Careers Academy gives Sonoma County teens close-up view of medical jobs

Sonoma Index Tribune (May 5, 2016)

Meghan O’Leary knew early on she wanted to go into the medical field. She spent much of her childhood caring for her mother, who O’Leary said suffered from severe liver cirrhosis and other health problems before she died last year. “Since the age of 12, I was her primary caretaker,” she said. Now...

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Health Professions in the News: Nursing Specialists Can Earn More Than Some Doctors

U.S. News and World Report (July 17, 2017)

Before college, Brittany Sherwood thought she would study a pre-med major, go to medical school and become a doctor. "During my first semester of college I was planning on doing pre-med, but I got a 'B' in Bio 101, and I started doing a little research and realized there was a different way to end...

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Health Professions in the News: Infographic: Registered Nursing by the Numbers

Health eCareers (July 26, 2017)

What are the most in-demand registered nurse specialties according to healthcare employers? Where do RNs work? How much do RNs make? And are they happy? Find out in our everything RN infographic. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: What Are the Working Conditions of a Nurse?

Health eCareers (January 13, 2017)

Working conditions nurses vary widely depending on a variety of factors, including setting, type of degree, specialization and even the emotional state of the person. In general, nursing is a demanding job, both physically and emotionally, and it can carry serious consequences for those who are unprepared...

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Health Professions in the News: Med Schools Adding Integrative Medicine Courses

Health eCareers (September 5, 2017)

Aspiring physicians expect to sit in medical school courses that focus on anatomy and biochemistry. But at many schools, they can also learn about unconventional treatment options like acupuncture, hypnosis and herbal remedies in courses on what's known as integrative medicine. Experts say it's important...

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Health Professions in the News: Getting Into Medical School Is Becoming Harder

U.S. News and World Report (October 31, 2017)

Soaring applications to medical school are making it more difficult for candidates to get accepted. Between 2006 and 2016, the number of applicants to U.S. medical schools increased by more than 35 percent, rising from 39,108 to 53,042, according to Association of American Medical Colleges admissions...

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Health Professions in the News: Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession — Just In Time To Replace Baby Boomers

California Healthline (October 27, 2017)

The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurse. Yet young adults who are part of the millennial generation are nearly twice as likely as baby boomers were to choose the nursing profession, according to a recent study...

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Health Professions in the News: What's Trending Now: Micro-Hospitals

Health eCareers (January 22, 2018)

An established buffet restaurant is in your town. They have everything: Chinese, Italian, a salad bar, fried chicken, breakfast food and sushi covered in bacon. You know you'll find something you like within the first three minutes of walking through the door. But a newer Chinese restaurant has just...

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Health Professions in the News: Healthcare Industry to Create 4 Million Jobs by 2026

Modern Healthcare (October 27, 2017)

The healthcare industry will continue to drive the nation's employment growth through 2026 by adding around 4 million new jobs, accounting for about a third of total job growth, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released earlier this week. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Healthcare Drives Yearly Job Growth

Modern Healthcare (January 6, 2017)

Healthcare created more jobs than any other sector in 2016, helping to drive total annual job growth to 2.2 million, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: In a First for California, Nurse Practitioners to Deliver Primary Care without Physician Supervision

California Health Report (January 22, 2018)

Nurse practitioners, who hold masters or doctorate degrees in nursing, can diagnose patients, prescribe medication and admit patients to the hospital. Yet in California, they typically work under the supervision of medical doctors despite their years of training.  Ballard-Hernandez is an exception...

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Health Professions in the News: 12 Healthcare Jobs With Most Growth Since 2007

Becker's Hospital Review (March 12, 2018)

The healthcare industry boasts 12 of the jobs across all industries that saw the most growth from 2007-17, with home health aides having the highest growth rate, according to online job finder platform CareerBuilder. CareerBuilder based the data on Emsi, the job finder platform's labor market analysis...

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Health Professions in the News: Physician Conundrum: Independent Practice or Health System Employee?

Health eCareers (June 11, 2018)

Physician jobs, in general, are plentiful, and there is a shortage of primary care physicians in many regions. So, for many, obtaining employment as a physician currently isn’t as challenging as choosing which employment model to pursue. Most non-medical people envision physician jobs as they were...

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Health Professions in the News: 6 Ways Geriatric Medicine Practitioners Can Ease the Load of PCPs

Health eCareers (July 9, 2018)

It’s no secret that primary care physician jobs are expected to increase in number over the next decade. There is already a shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country, and that shortage is expected to become more acute as more Americans reach retirement age. The enormous Baby...

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Health Professions in the News: Reducing Red Tape For Traveling Nurses

California Healthline (February 21, 2018)

Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse who is working a temporary job at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires. The 27...

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Health Professions in the News: Opinion: Gov. Brown’s Online Community College Plan Could Solve Nursing Crisis

Times of San Diego (May 5, 2018)

Though controversial among brick-and-mortar and old-school thinkers, the online-only community college could be the legacy that eclipses his father’s legendary University of California expansion. Open to all. Possibly free to all. And unrestricted by the academic calendar. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California Community Colleges Helping Address Nursing Shortage

California Forward (August 17, 2017)

Internationally-trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. The California Board of Registered Nursing requires that, in specific courses, both classroom instruction and clinical practice must take place concurrently. In some nursing schools overseas, they are offered in consecutive...

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