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Falling Behind: California Community Colleges Unable to Train Enough Allied Health Workers (January 28, 2011)

A survey of deans of allied health programs at California community colleges casts new doubts on the state’s ability to produce the health care workers it will need. Among the findings: 72 percent of deans report that allied health training programs are their school’s most sought after, and 97 percent report that those graduates are usually successful in finding employment. Yet only six percent of colleges were able to accept all qualified applicants.

Help Wanted: Report Finds Significant Job Opportunities for Californians in Allied Health (September 22, 2009)

New workforce projections show that California’s allied health industry will be a key driver of economic growth over the next two decades. By 2030, the allied health sector will comprise almost 1 million workers with a collective earning power of more than $116 billion in wages. The study casts doubt on whether California’s education system will provide enough health workers to meet the demand.

Allied Health Worker Shortage Strains Community Clinics (January 15, 2009)

Findings from a new survey of community clinics in California show that the shortage among allied health workers is putting a great strain on these nonprofit health organizations. This shortage is causing a number of problems such as an overworked staff and limitations on the clinic’s ability to serve more patients.

Young Jobseekers Say Job Security More Important During Tough Economic Times, Health Jobs Carry High Appeal (December 11, 2008)

Job security is especially important to young adults, who are keenly aware of the state’s economic downturn, according to the first survey of young Californians after the nation’s economic prospects darkened this year.
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