Health care

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Direct Care Workers – The poor are taking care of the poor

A salary of $20,000 for a personal care aide or home health aide is typical, with 90 percent of workers making under $30,000. “A lot of people who look from the outside in think we’re just glorified babysitters, but we’re not,” Brittany Hampton, 31, said. She makes around $800 a month in Washington state near … Continue reading

Retiring and Health Care in US – Only one in five have taken one or more steps to prepare

The overwhelming majority (86%) of baby boomers express concern about the  affordability of health care in retirement, but very few pre-retirees admit they have taken financial steps to prepare for health care costs in retirement, according to a study released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP). The Health, Wealth and RetirementSM study, which surveyed more … Continue reading

US – A boom in health care jobs

Evidence confirms the demand for health care professionals, and it’s not just for physicians and nurses but for medical records processing specialists, lab technicians, informational technology support experts and more.  A confluence of factors is at work, but two stand out: The aging of the baby boom generation, and the passage of the health care … Continue reading

US / More Than 8,000 Healthcare Jobs Cut in September

For the third time in the last five months, healthcare had the most job cuts of any sector, with 8,128 reported layoffs in September, according to the latest report from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Over the course of this year, healthcare organizations have cut 41,085 total jobs, according to Challenger, Gray & … Continue reading

Health Care / An Economic Stabilizer

From a macroeconomic perspective, the health care sector has functioned for some time as the main economic locomotive pulling the economy along. In the last two decades, it has created more jobs on a net basis than any other sector. Oddly, not much is made of the job-creating ability of the health care sector in … Continue reading

Nursing Grads – More schooling may help to land jobs

The health care industry has been an employment bright spot in Sacramento and across the country as demand grows to care for a graying population. But newly minted nursing graduates are having trouble squaring that good news with their difficulties in finding work, said Anne McNamara. McNamara, dean of Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing … Continue reading

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