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1 Lenora Cook, RN, MSN, PhD Johnson County Community College Dean, Health Care Professions & Wellness Division lcook27@jccc.edu

2 Facts & Statistics The population of Kansas is projected to grow 14% between 2010 and 2040. During this time the 20 to 64 years of age will grow only 6% 2010 1.66 million 2040 1.76 million The over 65 age group will increase by 71% 2010354,717 2040606,257 Source: Center for Economic Development & Business Research at Wichita State University, retrieved October 21, 2013. Demand for more healthcare professionals Increase number of elderly individuals New developments for the treatment of more medical conditions Within the healthcare professions 2 occupations are expected to add a substantial number of jobs Registered nurses – increase by 711,900 Home health aides – increase by 06,300 Source: Career Guide to Industries, 2012 Edition BLS, retrieved October 21, 2013.

3 Facts & Statistics In addition to the increase need we will also see healthcare professionals retiring and leaving the workplace. In fact, between now and 2020 5.6 million health workers will be needed to fill new jobs and to replace workers who leave their jobs across all employment sectors. Source: Career Guide to Industries, 2012 Edition BLS, retrieved October 21, 2013

4 Top Projected Health Care Related Growth Occupations for the Kansas City area, 2012-2017 Nursing Aides…HS or equivalent -->Post-secondary Licensed Practical Nurses…Post-secondary Registered Nurses…Associate’s Degree Dental Hygienists…Associate’s Degree Radiologic Technologists…Associate’s Degree Medical Records & Health Information…Associate’s Clinical Laboratory Technicians…Associate’s Respiratory Therapists…Associate’s Veterinary Technologists…Associate’s

5 Local Medical Center’s Top 10 Most Difficult to Fill Medical Records Coder –& Health Information Technologist Histology Technician Home Health Aide Certified Operating Room Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist Cath Lab Technologist Echo/Vascular /ECG Technologist Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist January 2009 Data

6 Operating Room Technician http://www.youtube.com/v/snQE_4xFhlQ

7 Electroneurodiagnostic (EEG) Technologist – Coming to JCCC in Fall 2015 – pending approval

8 Occupational Therapist

9 Cath Lab/ Echo/ECG Technicians

10 Physical Therapy

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12 Industrial Organizational Psychologist Study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and human behavior. An Industrial Organizational Psychologist observes how people relate to one another and their organizational environment. 53% increase in job openings $83,850 annual salary

13 Home Care Aides Personal Care Home Health Help clients with self-care and everyday tasks, and provide companionship 49 % increase in jobs $19,910 annual salary Help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired by checking their vital signs, changing dressings, and assist with medication under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. 48% increase in jobs $20,820 annual salary

14 Diagnostic Medical Sonography 46% increase in jobs

15 Occupational Therapy Assistants help patients with therapeutic activities 43% increase in jobs - $53,240 annual salary

16 Physical Therapist Assistants help patients regain movement and manage pain 41% Increase in jobs $ 52,160 annual salary

17 Genetic Counselor 41% increase

18 Physician Assistant 38% increase

19 Medical Assistant 35% increase Pharmacy Technician 32% increase Assist physicians to care for patients in the clinic or outpatient setting by changing dressings, drawing blood, taking electrocardiogram and vital signs. Help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

20 Dental Hygiene 30% increase in jobs Dental Clinic on Campus Oral Health On Wheels

21 Dental Assistant 29% increase

22 Paramedic/Mob ile Intensive Care Technician (MICT ) 23% Increase Paramedics administer advanced life support treatment in emergency situations and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities. Paramedics receive about 2,000 hours of training.

23 Registered Nursing 19% increase Practical Nursing 25% increase

24 Respiratory Care Advances in technology and training are allowing respiratory therapists to take on more patient-care responsibility, acting as a physician extender in the growing field of respiratory care

25 Questions? Thank you for your interest in healthcare. Dr. Lenora Cook


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