Democrat & Chronicle
We are still human, despite the high technology that increasingly shapes our lives and — we hope — our region’s economic development. So, even as photonics and other mind-blowing industries emerge, we go on aging, falling ill, getting injured, and requiring the kind of care only a human can provide. Health care workers, such as certified nursing assistants, will continue to be in high demand. In fact, the Center for Health Workforce Studies predicts New York will need more than 260,000 new nursing assistants between 2014 and 2024, and another 337,000 to fill existing positions as people leave for retirement or other reasons.