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ERIC Number: ED533706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Healthcare. Executive Summary
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem; Beach, Bennett H.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
This executive summary highlights several findings about healthcare. These are: (1) Healthcare is 18 percent of the U.S. economy, twice as high as in other countries; (2) There are two labor markets in healthcare: high-skill, high-wage professional and technical jobs and low-skill, low-wage support jobs; (3) Demand for postsecondary education in healthcare professional and technical occupations is third to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and education; (4) Upskilling in nursing is growing especially fast; (5) Healthcare skills are concentrated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, but healthcare poaches STEM talent from other high-skill occupations because of high wages and different work values; (6) Despite STEM skill sets, healthcare workers tend to value "relationship: and "support" in the workplace and have "social" work interests; (7) Healthcare is predominantly female, yet women still make less than men; (8) Healthcare has largest proportion of foreign-born and foreign-trained workers in the country; (9) The healthcare workforce is growing in ethnic diversity; (10) Physicians and other doctors are the highest income earners in the country, and doctors tend to come from the most affluent families; and (11) Obesity continues to be a concern. (Contains 5 tables, 10 figures and 9 footnotes.) [For the main report, "Healthcare," see ED533705. For "Healthcare. State Report," see ED533707.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce
Identifiers - Location: United States