ERIC Number: ED458912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment of the Healthcare Sector in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area. Research Report. Business Needs Assessment Study.
Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growing population of elderly citizens will result in an increased demand for healthcare services that will rise for a full 50 years. This study assesses the need for healthcare sector workers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Information on the skills, education, and experience that are required for obtaining jobs in this sector wee collected and analyzed. In addition, jobs that were advertised in "The Washington Post" on February 13, 2000; April 16, 2000; and February 2, 2001 were used to assess employer demand for healthcare positions. This report divides advertised healthcare positions into 11 categories: (1) medical assistant; (2) radiology; (3) nursing; (4) rehabilitation; (5) billing clerks; (6) medical receptionist; (7) mental health; (8) pharmacist; (9) social worker; (10) clinical laboratory services; and (11) "other." One result indicated that on February 2, 2001, 27% of the healthcare jobs advertised in "The Washington Post" were for nursing positions, while 12% were for positions in the rehabilitation category, and 10% for medical assistants. The paper analyzes job categories according to education and experience required, income range, and employment outlook through the year 2006. A list of Healthcare Degrees Offered by Northern Virginia Community College, Acronym Identification, and Health care Educational Requirements are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges, Demand Occupations, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Health Services, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Medical Education, Medical Services, Nursing, Pharmacology, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.nv.cc.na.us/oir/reports/healthcarepc.v.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia