health care jobs

McKnight’s Senior Living

Some of the fastest-growing occupations in New York between 2016 and 2026 are expected to be positions found in senior living communities and other healthcare settings, according to an annual report on trends in the healthcare workforce in New York.

“The Health Care Workforce in New York State: Trends in the Supply of and Demand for Health Care Workers,” from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Albany School of Public Health, reviewed healthcare employment trends in New York, identifies the healthcare professions and occupations in greatest demand and is meant to guide healthcare workforce policies, including decisions related to education and job training programs.

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HealthNewsDigest.com

The Exit Survey, conducted annually since 1998 (excluding 2004 and 2006), provides an overview of the outcomes of training and the demand for new physicians. Among the key data points tracked by the survey include physician job market assessments, demand based on areas of specialization, and the likelihood of physicians practicing in New York after completing training.

The demand for primary care physicians has outpaced demand for specialists every year since 2008. Primary care physicians were less likely than their specialist counterparts to report difficulty in finding a satisfactory job; they received more job offers than specialists and had a more positive assessment of the regional job market. Also of note, the average increase in median starting income was four percent for primary care physicians versus 3 percent for specialists from 2012 through 2016.

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Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state. The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school’s Center for Health Workforce Studies says employment in home health care more than doubled during that time, while jobs in ambulatory care grew by 30 percent. The center says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

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The Times Union

ALBANY — Growth in New York health care jobs in the 21st century has reflected an industry move away from costly hospitals toward less expensive outpatient settings and even home-based care. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of home-health care jobs doubled, adding 88,000 positions statewide, while almost 74,000 jobs were added in outpatient centers, marking a 30 percent increase, according to a report released Thursday by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. Overall health-care employment grew 24 percent during the same period, compared to 1 percent job growth in other industries statewide.

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MedicalExpress.com

The health care sector is expected to grow about 22 percent between 2014 and 2024, according to a new UAlbany CHWS report. Between 2004 and 2014, jobs in the health care sector grew 20 percent, compared to three percent for all other sectors, according to a recent report by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS). The trend is expected to continue as the health care industry is projected to grow much faster than other industries through the next decade as well.

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Health News Digest

ALBANY, N.Y. — Between 2004 and 2014, jobs in the health care sector grew 20 percent, compared to three percent for all other sectors, according to a recent report by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS). The trend is expected to continue as the health care industry is projected to grow much faster than other industries through the next decade as well.

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Utica Observer-Dispatch

Help wanted: health care workers with a desire to provide critical information to aid patient diagnosis. Bachelor’s degree required. Average hourly wage of $28.30 in the Mohawk Valley. The position in question is a clinical laboratory technologist, and too few candidates are applying for the available jobs leaving the field with lots of vacancies and an aging workforce.

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The Desert Sun

As the population in the Coachella Valley gets bigger and older, competent heath care workers can expect a reasonable level of job security and decent wages. That’s the message of an ongoing effort to encourage more local high school students to go after careers in health and medicine. The push includes health academies at seven local high schools that pair students with internships in the health care sector.

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NBC News Channel 13 Albany WNYT

Employees pound away at the keyboard at Transfinder in Schenectady, developing map drawing software for bus companies. And Transfinder, can’t find enough of these people.
“The biggest challenge to us is not that we’re hiring for a tech job, it’s not that we’re trying to fill a single application develop position, but we’re looking to fill multiple positions,” said Joe Messia, COO of Transfinder.

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