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Albany Times Union

The University of Albany’s School of Public Health conducts periodic reports on the health care workforce. And while it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the job market is good for newly minted physicians, there are what could be seen as a couple of surprises tucked into the study.

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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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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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Lohud, The Journal News

The number of registered nurses graduating each year from New York colleges has more than doubled since the height of a nursing shortage in 2002, according to a new report. The survey of in-state colleges by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies showed the number of nursing graduations has increased in each of the past 13 years, from a low of 5,128 in 2002 to 11,141 last year.

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Poughkeepsie Journal

The number of nursing graduates in New York statehas spiked over the past decade, and hospitals in the mid-Hudson Valley are benefiting. The number of registered nurses graduating each year has more than doubled since 2002, according to a new report by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies.

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Crain’s New York Business

New York City is getting a new medical school in Harlem with the goal of training more doctors to practice in underserved communities across the state. The CUNY School of Medicine will be located on the City College campus near 138th Street and will partner with the Bronx-based St. Barnabas Health System.

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Syracuse.com

As the healthcare delivery system continues to undergo significant changes in America, WalletHub recently released a comparison of the 50 states and the District of Columbia designed to identify 2015’s Best & Worst States for Doctors.We have all witnessed changes locally as with the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and the rise of hospital networks as with the affiliation of St. Joseph’s Hospital with Trinity Health. In addition, the rising costs of education have left the average medical school graduate with $176,000 of debt.

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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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