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1 Sheryl McLain, MS Executive Director Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center

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4 Why Health Care? Hot Jobs Shortage Projections How You Can Help Resources Available Q&A

5 Educational options Variety of jobs, settings, hours Marketable skills in high demand Meaningful & rewarding work Opportunities for career advancement and growth

6 Seek a two-year degree, a four-year degree or a quicker certification Enjoy traveling or staying close to home

7 Prefer working as a team or individually Like working in direct patient care, or prefer a business office setting…

8 Accounting Marketing Administration Food Service All other positions any business includes

9 ...there is a job in health care especially forYOU!

10 More than 200 health careers Many training opportunities & shifts Make a difference in lives each day Every member of the team is important

11 Your skills will always be in demand Options of where and when to work Competitive pay, benefits, flexibility, and job security

12 Different educational choices: Certification programs: Phlebotomist; Scrub Tech, LPN 2 Years: Medical Lab Technician; Radiographer 2-4 Years: Registered Nurse; Respiratory Therapist 4 years: Medical Technologist; Nuclear Medicine Technologist 6 Years: Physical Therapist; Pharmacist

13 Start at any level and can build your career based upon your interests Change the course of your career path, and can continue advancing with further education

14 There are many different scholarship & financial aid packages available to help you pay for your education

15 There is no PERFECT career There are many EXCELLENT career choices – each with positive and negative attributes RESEARCH your options

16 Oklahoma Hospital Job Shortages: Nurses Imaging Technologists (Ultrasound Tech, Radiographer, CT Tech, Radiation Therapist, Nuclear Med, MRI Tech) Physical/Occupational Therapists Pharmacists Respiratory Therapists Medical Technologists/Lab Techs Scrub Techs

17 Occupation Number of Vacancies Reported in 05 Number of Vacancies Reported in 08 As % of Respondent Employment in 05 As % of Respondent Employment in 08 Registered Nurses 1,1291, %10.5% Licensed Practical Nurses %11.6% Pharmacists %5.1% Physical Therapists %15.2% Occupational Therapists %11.9% Oklahomas Health Care Industry Workforce: 2006 Report Governors Council for Workforce & Economic Development

18 Occupation Number of Vacancies Reported in 05 Number of Vacancies Reported in 08 As % of Respondent Employment in 05 As % of Respondent Employment in 08 Respiratory Therapists %10.1% Medical Tech (MT) %7.9% EMTN/A68N/A53.1% Mental Health/ Psychiatric Tech N/A51N/A9.6% Radiographer %4.0% Oklahomas Health Care Industry Workforce: 2006 Report Governors Council for Workforce & Economic Development (Continued)

19 OccupationProjected Shortage in 2012 Percentage of Projected Total Employment in 2012 Registered Nurses3,13512% Medical and Lab Technicians and Technologists 60615% Occupational Therapists 17116% Physical Therapists43220% Surgical Technicians30321% Oklahomas Health Care Industry Workforce: 2006 Report Governors Council for Workforce & Economic Development Oklahomas Health Care Industry Workforce: 2006 Report Governors Council for Workforce & Economic Development

20 Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center created CareerTech and State Regents working together to expand enrollment, retention, and graduation from nursing and allied health programs

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22 (all Post-Secondary) 2008 Health Care Survey, 135 programs

23 85% of BSN qualified applicants admitted into programs 71% of qualified ADN applicants admitted into programs 2008 Health Care Survey, 135 programs Public and Private Colleges & Universities

24 Oklahoma Health Care: 2 nd largest employing industry Higher than average pay RN jobs to increase 15% in next 6 years Allied health professions projected 24% growth from Oklahomas Health Care Industry Workforce: 2006 Report GCWED

25 3.1 million new health care jobs available by million replacement jobs 15 of the 30 fastest growing occupations are related to health care Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Projections to 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monthly Labor Review

26 August 27, 2008 – CNN Story 15 Jobs that pay $70K per year Radiation Therapist Increased demand (25% by 2016) Source: CNN.com

27 Licensed Practical Nurse $24,887-$37,742 Surgical Technologist $26,343-$39,572 Cardiac Monitor Technician $18,741-$27,903 Source: Oklahoma Hospital Association Wage & Salary Survey January 2009

28 Phlebotomist $18,200-$28,153 Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) $29,307-$44,512 Medical Technologist (ASCP) $35,256-$53,664 Source: Oklahoma Hospital Association Wage & Salary Survey January 2009

29 Registered Nurse $37,440-$60,570 Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) $35,610-$54,808 Physical Therapist $51,168-$78,374 Source: Oklahoma Hospital Association Wage & Salary Survey January 2009

30 Radiologic Technologist (AART) (Radiographer) $$32,885-$49,650 Nuclear Medicine Technologist $44,262-$67,954 Pharmacist $72,550-$108,846 Source: Oklahoma Hospital Association Wage & Salary Survey January 2009

31 Baby Boomers will be retiring at an increasingly rapid pace for the next 15 years Oklahoma is expected to grow 154,000 new jobs by 2,014 The job growth rate is 50% larger than our populations growth rate The working populations will have to increase from 70% in 2005 to 91% in 2030 to meet the demand

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33 Career Planning/Direction (4-year plan) Intro to Health Care Career Exploration Talk to professionals/presentations! Job Shadowing/Interns/Teacher Externships Volunteer for a health care org.

34 Health professionals available Career Fairs Classroom Presentations Summer Camps After School Clubs –Club Scrub/Health Explore Marketing Materials Web sites

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36 After School Program Launch Spring 2009 – OKC Area Hospitals & Middle Schools Interactive, fun science education + health career exploration Hands-on science demos Health care professionals What they do, where they work & equipment they use Engages Students

37 Mission Nutrition Body Basics Build Your Bones Tobacco Cessation DNA UV Exposure

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44 QUESTIONS? Contact: Sheryl McLain, MS Executive Director Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center (405)


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