The Healthcare Workforce Boom
June 7, 2012
By Stephanie Thara
As baby boomers age and the demand for healthcare services grows, the United State expects strong employment increases in healthcare occupations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the healthcare industry accounts for one out of every five new jobs created in 2012. In fact, 340,000 jobs in health care services have been created so far this year.
As healthcare industry needs increase, the California State University is striving to produce skilled and knowledgeable healthcare professionals. The CSU offers a variety of programs, initiatives, degrees and activities to help students become leaders in the field. Additionally, CSU staff and faculty mentor future healthcare professionals and provide the hands-on opportunities needed to enhance and perfect their skills.
Students can choose from an array of specialties and degree options including nursing, health care management, exercise physiology, fitness, rehabilitation services, medical laboratory technology, psychology and radiological physics. A number of CSU campuses also offer Doctor of Nursing practice programs and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.