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1 Lenora Cook, RN, MSN, PhD Johnson County Community College Dean, Health Care Professions & Wellness Division

2 Facts & Statistics The population of Kansas is projected to grow 14% between 2010 and During this time the 20 to 64 years of age will grow only 6% million million The over 65 age group will increase by 71% , ,257 Source: Center for Economic Development & Business Research at Wichita State University, retrieved October 21, 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 706,300 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 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 9 of the 20 fastest growing professions are healthcare related. Personal Care Aides Home Health Aides Biomedical Engineers Brickmasons (helpers) Carpenters Veterinary Techs Iron Workers Physical Therapists Pipe layers, plumbers Event Planners Source: Career Guide to Industries, 2012 Edition BLS, retrieved October 21, 2013 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Occupational Therapy Assistants Physical Therapist Aides Glaziers Interpreters & translators Medical Secretaries Market Research Analysts Marriage and Family Therapists Brickmasons

5 Facts & Statistics 3 of the 4 careers projected to have the most new jobs were in healthcare Registered Nurses Retail Sales Home Health Aides Personal Care Aides 4 of the 5 highest paid occupations are in healthcare Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Physicians & Surgeons Orthodontists Chief Executives Dentists Source: Career Guide to Industries, 2012 Edition BLS, retrieved October 21, 2013

6 Overview of All Occupations

7 Educational Requirements Of the top 50 Fastest-Growing Occupations projected through 2020, the Health occupations projected to have the biggest percentage increases in new jobs (careerinfonet.org accessed 8/22/12) are: Personal Care Aides (71%)…less than High School Home Health Aides (69%)…less than High School Veterinary Technologists (52%)…Associate’s Degree Physical Therapist Assistants (46%)…Associate’s Degree Occupational Therapist Assistants (43%)…Associate’s Degree Medical Secretaries (41%)…HS or equivalent Physical Therapists (39%)…Doctoral or Professional Degree Dental Hygienists (38%)…Associate’s Degree Audiologists (37%)…Doctoral or Professional Degree Mental Health Counselors (36%)…Master’s Degree Veterinarians (36%)…Doctoral or Professional Degree Healthcare Social Workers (34%)…Master’s Degree Occupational Therapists (34%)…Master’s Degree Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics (33%)…Post-secondary certificate -->Associate’s Degree Pharmacy Technicians (32%)…HS or equivalent -->Post-secondary certificate Medical Equipment Repairers (32%)…Associate’s degree Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (31%)…Bachelor’s Degree Medical Assistants (31%)… HS or equivalent -->Post-secondary certificate Note: Radiologic Technologists (28%); Respiratory Therapists (28%), Registered Nurses (26%), Clinical Laboratory Technicians (15%) did not make the top 50 list but were noted in the fastest growing occupations requiring a minimum of an associate’s degree

8 Top best health careers of 2012 per US News and World Report (2013): Dentist Registered Nurse Pharmacist Physician Physical Therapist Dental Hygienist Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Assistant

9 Top HealthCare related Kansas Occupations by Percent Growth Data from KansasWorks (accessed 10/21/13) Surgical Technologists (69%) Respiratory Therapists (67%) Physician Assistants (44%) Medical Assistants (44%) Medical Records/Health Information Techs (43%) Other Health Professions not elsewhere classified (41%) Speech Pathologists/Audiologists (39%) Physical Therapy Assistants (38%) Dental Assistants (38%) Social Workers (38%)

10 Top Projected Health Care Related Growth Occupations for the Kansas City area, 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

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

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


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