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ERIC Number: ED020383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 52
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HEALTH MANPOWER 1966-75, A STUDY OF REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPLY. REPORT NO. 323.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
POPULATION GROWTH, INCREASING ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE, AND THE GROWING ABILITY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS TO PROVIDE MORE AND BETTER SERVICES ARE BASIC TO THE FOLLOWING PROJECTIONS OF INCREASED NEED--(1) HEALTH PERSONNEL WITHIN THE HEALTH INDUSTRY, FROM 3.7 TO 5.35 MILLION, AND OUTSIDE THE INDUSTRY, FROM 400,000 TO 500,000, (2) PHYSICIANS, FROM MORE THAN 290,000 TO 390,000, (3) DENTISTS, FROM 97,500 TO 125,000, (4) OPTOMETRISTS, FROM 17,000 TO 20,000, (5) PODIATRISTS, FROM 8,000 TO 9,600, (6) REGISTERED NURSES, FROM 620,000 TO 860,000, (7) LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES, FROM 300,000 TO 465,000, (8) AIDS, ORDERLIES, AND ATTENDANTS, FROM 700,000 TO NEARLY 1.1 MILLION, (9) OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS, FROM 6,500 TO 16,500, (10) PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, FROM 12,500 TO 27,000, (11) MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS, FROM 40,000 TO 75,000, (12) MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANTS, FROM 50,000 TO 100,000, (13) PHARAMACISTS, FROM 120,000 TO 126,000, (14) DIETICIANS, FROM 30,000 TO NEARLY 38,000, (15) X-RAY TECHNICIANS FROM 72,000 TO 100,000, AND (16) MEDICAL RECORD LIBRARIANS, FROM 12,000 TO 18,000. THE PERCENT INCREASE IN 1966 TRAINING WHICH WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET 1975 NEEDS RANGES FROM 15 PERCENT FOR PHARMACISTS TO 165 PERCENT FOR PODIATRISTS AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS. CONGRESS HAS TAKEN ACTION TO MEET THE GROWING NEED FOR HEALTH WORKERS THROUGH RECENT LEGISLATION, BUT ADDITIONAL ACTION IS NECESSARY. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FOR EACH HEALTH OCCUPATION AND A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY RELATING TO HEALTH MANPOWER ARE INCLUDED. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
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