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Health Professions in the News: 5 Most In-Demand Medical Specialties

Health eCareers (June 18, 2019)

One of the factors that medical students should consider when choosing their medical specialty is how plentiful doctor jobs are in a given specialty. It’s certainly not the only factor, but unless a medical student is determined to enter a particular specialty, or unless he or she is especially swayed...

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Health Professions in the News: Physician Assistants Move Beyond Clinical Practice with Nontraditional Careers

Health eCareers (April 30, 2019)

As a physician assistant (PA), you might not have thought about the wide range of career possibilities available to you as "a rainbow." However, that may be just what they are. "If you have imagination and drive, what you can do is almost limitless," says Peter I. Bergé, JD, MPA, PA-C, Emeritus of...

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Health Professions in the News: Why More Nurses Should Consider Pursuing a Leadership Position

US News and Health Report (October 19, 2018)

Many people I've met while serving as president at prominent universities couldn't believe I was a nurse before entering academic leadership. It's not surprising – you can count the number of university presidents with nursing backgrounds in the U.S. on one hand. My colleagues with law, business and...

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Health Professions in the News: 'Recycling' Good Doctors Can Ease Primary Care Physician Shortage

Health eCareers (August 30, 2018)

It's not news that the United States expects a shortage of as many as 120,000 physicians by 2030, according to the most recent data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Breaking that number down further, shortages are expected of between 14,800 and 49,300 primary care physicians...

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Health Professions in the News: California Online Community College Announces First Health Care Pathway

California Economic Summit (April 25, 2018)

California's health care providers have a workforce challenge. The state is going to need 11,000 medical coders between now and 2024—that's about 1,600 job openings a year. The proposed California online community college has announced its first partnership to establish a program pathway in the health...

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Health Professions in the News: Infographic: America's Physician Assistants

Health eCareers (February 23, 2018)

What are the top PA specialties? Where do they practice? Are they happy in their careers? Is there a high demand for PAs? How much do they make? What are the top-paying states for PAs? What's happening with PA prescribing authority? Find out in this infographic, America's Physician Assistants. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: Program Tackles California’s Crippling Shortage of Spanish-Speaking Doctors

California Health Report (December 4, 2017)

Her whole life, Isabel Gonzalez dreamed of becoming a doctor. In her native Spain, she was the first person in her family to attend medical school. For nine years, she trained intensively, finally reaching her goal of becoming a primary care physician.   Then she moved to California with her American...

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Health Professions in the News: 10 Real Costs of Hiring a New Physician

Health eCareers (November 30, 2017)

When John Bender, M.D., started his private family medicine practice in Colorado in 2002, he worked with one other employee and one computer. Miramont Family Medicine now has 75 employees, including seven physicians with four partners, keeping busy in four locations in the state. Now comfortably staffed...

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Health Professions in the News: Career Exploration: 4 Interesting Degrees in the Medical Field

Health eCareers (October 20, 2017)

Few industries need workers more than the medical field, and there are many career opportunities even if you don’t want to be a doctor or a nurse. Here are four degrees that can get you a job in healthcare – without going to med school. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: To Ensure The Doctor Is Always In, New Panel Tackles Health Worker Shortage

California Healthline (August 23, 2017)

Health and education leaders across California have joined forces with business and labor leaders to address workforce shortages in health care. The new group aims to create a blueprint for policymakers. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Why Is Everyone Packing Up And Becoming A Travel Nurse?

Nurse.org (August 19, 2017)

Nurses around the country have learned that travel nursing has many perks and benefits. Travel nursing offers a chance to explore new places, experience diverse practice environments, and make new friends. Competitive pay, great benefits, and free housing are major reasons why nurses travel. Read...

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Health Professions in the News: Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

Modern Healthcare (June 17, 2017)

There continues to be concern that the U.S. just doesn't have enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges earlier this year predicted that physician demand will continue to outpace supply. It's the third year in a row that AAMC has made the assessment. The group projects that the...

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