McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

The demand for skilled care workers will grow by 13% through 2026, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor projections.

Overall, job growth in the healthcare sector is predicted to triple the pace seen in the rest of the nation’s economy.

Continued expansion will reflect “efforts to shift care to the community and out of hospitals,” reported Edward Salsberg, faculty member at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and School of Nursing, and Robert Martiniano, M.D., project lead at the Center for Health Workforce Studies. Hospital employment is projected to grow 7% the next decade. Conversely, home healthcare and practices are expected to grow most rapidly, by 54% and 21%, respectively, by 2026.

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Utica Observer-Dispatch

Health care is the area’s top private employer and that’s not expected to change any time soon. Kandis Harter works as talent acquisition manager for the area’s largest health care employer, the Mohawk Valley Health System. She doesn’t see hiring slowing up any time soon. “I’ll be out of a job if they do,” she quipped. The health system gets lots of applications for every job but struggles sometimes to find enough qualified applicants, she said.

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GME Central. Greater New York Hospital Association Newsletter.

This issue’s Physician Workforce graphic looks at practice settings for graduating residents with confirmed practice plans. The data is from the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany’s “2014 New York Residency Training Outcomes,” a report on CHWS’ annual resident exit survey results.

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Crain’s New York Business

In response to a growing demand for nurse practitioners in the New York state, one of the largest health care systems in the region is launching a graduate school for nurse-practitioner programs. Hofstra University in Hempstead, L.I., and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, with which it is associated, announced Tuesday the formation of the School of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions.

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Capitol Ideas, Council of State Governments

While state policymakers often wring their hands over health care spending and how it may squeeze out other policy priorities, the flipside of that spending is jobs—lots of them and more to come in the future. In 2012, the 17 million health care and social assistance jobs made up 14.6 percent of all services producing jobs in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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