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Study: 5.6M New Health Care Jobs By 2020

A new Georgetown University study says the health care sector will create 5.6 million new jobs by 2020, but most of them will require special education and training, leaving many unemployed workers out in the cold.

Los Angeles Times: Health Care To Create 5.6 Million New Jobs By 2020, Report Says
The health care industry will spawn 5.6 million new jobs by 2020 -- most of them high-paying -- but most unemployed Americans won’t have the expensive schooling necessary to land them. Demand for health care is soaring in the U.S., double the rate of the national economy over the next eight years, according to a new report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and Workforce (Hsu, 6/21).

Modern Healthcare: 5.6 Million Health Workers Needed By 2020: Study
A new study predicts that the U.S. economy will need 5.6 million more health care workers in the next eight years, and most of the workers will need to have a postsecondary education or training. The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce predicts 82 percent of those positions will require extra schooling or training by 2020. For technical and professional occupations, the requirements rise, as 94 percent will need the extra schooling or training (Selvam, 6/21).

CQ HealthBeat: Health Care Jobs Projected For 'Most Dramatic Growth' Of Any Economic Sector
There's one health trend that is not tied to the future of the health care law, and that’s the continuing robust growth in health care jobs. A report issued Thursday by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce projects that the demand for health care workers will far outpace the national overall job growth expected in the next decade (Norman, 6/21).

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