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Health Professions in the News: More Jobs for Health Care Workers in the US This Year

Financial Buzz (June 16, 2014)

There were approximately 217,000 jobs that US employers generated for the people of America in the month of May. This is a significant number has made people hopeful of the better times to come with the economy strengthening.  Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Health Industry Shows Growth For IT, Allied Health Recruiting In Q1 2014

Health News Digest (June 16, 2014)

According to a new report of its first quarter recruiting data, HEALTHeCAREERS, the leading healthcare recruitment website, witnessed a 16 percent increase in the total number of jobs posted year-over-year with strong growth among non-physician roles.  Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Fast Growing Hospital Jobs

Healthleaders Media (June 16, 2014)

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers.  Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Unfair Background Checks in California’s Health Care Jobs

National Employment Law Project (June 3, 2014)

Unfair background checks needlessly shut out Californians from fast-growing health care jobs.  Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Health care jobs lift less-educated workers

USA Today (July 24, 2014)

The boom in health care jobs is skewed toward positions requiring less education, providing lower-paid workers a potential pathway to better careers, a new Brookings Institution report says. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: State, Southern California post healthy job gains

San Gabriel Valley Tribune (March 20, 2015)

Jobs were added throughout California last month and unemployment rates continued to fall, according to reports released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. California employers added 29,400 jobs in February and the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.7??percent, its lowest level...

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Health Professions in the News: Report: Job Prospects Better for California College Grads

Public News Service (March 15, 2015)

More than half of the online job postings in California are for positions that require at least a four-year college degree – and a new report says it matters a lot what type of degree. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Jobs, education, healthcare discussed at luncheon in Pomona

Daily Bulletin (April 17, 2015)

Issues ranging from job opportunities to health services were among the questions elected officials representing Pomona a the county, state and federal level fielded Friday during the 2015 Pomona Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: At Least 2.5M Additional Long-Term Care Workers Needed in U.S. by 2030, UCSF Study Finds

California Healthline (June 22, 2015)

A study by UC-San Francisco researchers finds that at least 2.5 million new long-term care workers will be needed in the U.S. by 2030. The increase in demand for long-term care services will be driven by the country's aging population, according to the study. Joanne Spetz, associate director for research...

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Health Professions in the News: California Health Care Jobs Increased in May

California Healthline (June 22, 2015)

Health care services was one of the five sectors that saw job growth in California in May, according to data released by the California Employment Development Department. Overall, the state's unemployment rate increased slightly from 6.3% in April to 6.4% in May. Read the full story here.

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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: White House Report Calls for Eased Job Licensing Requirements

Reuters (July 28, 2015)

Burdensome occupational licensing requirements can create barriers for workers and add costs to consumers, a White House report released Tuesday found. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care

Fortune Magazine (July 28, 2015)

The health care sector is booming—and has an abundance of well-paying and rewarding jobs. These companies have perfected balancing demanding, round-the-clock work with fun and caring cultures. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: California Job Additions in July Were the Best of 2015

San Gabriel Valley Tribune (August 21, 2015)

California employers added 80,600 jobs last month in the biggest monthly hiring burst this year and the region’s jobless rate dipped to 6.2 percent, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: LA job gains help lower unemployment to 6.5 percent

KPCC (October 16, 2016)

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dipped to 6.5 percent in September from a revised 6.9 percent in August, according to the latest job numbers for California. Read the full story here.

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Health Professions in the News: Opinion: Obamacare a job killer? Not likely

Chicago Sun Times (October 13, 2015)

At that time, with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent and the economy still struggling to recover after the Great Recession, this was a particularly worrisome concern. But five years later, though the unemployment rate now is around 5 percent, that argument still is being made. At the...

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Health Professions in the News: Local Public Health a Career Path for Medical Students

U.S. News & World Report (October 21, 2015)

Public health touches all parts of life, exemplified by the Ebola outbreak and in Baltimore with the swift response and coordination of resources to dispense life-sustaining medications in the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray?. Public health is responsible for the inspections and reporting...

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Health Professions in the News: A win-win: home health aide training program creates better care for patients, better jobs for workers

Brookings Institute (November 10, 2015)

One of the implications of the U.S.’s aging population is increasing demand for long-term care.  Occupations such as personal care aides, nursing assistants, and home health aides all have strong projected job growth.  And yet, although these direct care positions are foundational to providing high...

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Health Professions in the News: Hospitals still lead in healthcare job growth

Modern Healthcare (October 2, 2015)

The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month. Hospital hires led the healthcare sector, adding 15,500 for the month. Hospitals have created over 117,000 jobs in the first nine months of this year alone. Read the full story here...

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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: 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: Top Health Care Trends for 2016

KUSI News (March 1, 2016)

With the health care industry undergoing some of the most dramatic changes in history, there is little doubt that 2016 will offer up a host of new opportunities and challenges for patients, physicians and health systems. Read the full story here.

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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: Health Reform May Change Workers’ Roles

California Healthline (December 14, 2015)

There will be new job opportunities in California because of the Affordable Care Act, but likely more of a shift in the nature of those jobs and not necessarily an increase in the number of them, according to a new study released last week by researchers at UC-San Francisco. Read the full story here...

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Health Professions in the News: The Health Care Industry Added a Ton of Jobs Last Month

Money (March 4, 2016)

The economy added 242,000 jobs in February, 38,100 of which were in health care, according to the better-than-expected February jobs report. The unemployment rate held at 4.9% in February, and the private sector has enjoyed 72 months of straight job gains. Wages fell 0.1% last month after increasing...

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

The Atlantic (February 3, 2016)

The country has experienced nursing shortages for decades, but an aging population means the problem is about to get much worse. Read the full story here.

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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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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: 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: The Rise in Retail Clinics Means More Jobs for NPs

Health eCareers (August 26, 2015)

Since 2006, there has been a movement afoot in U.S. healthcare that's impossible to ignore. Across the country, in pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens and big-box retailers like Target and Walmart, convenient care clinics (also known as retail clinics) are opening up in greater numbers. About 1...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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