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Guides for Using Labor Market Information

Recently, the number of data sources for labor market information (LMI) has grown considerably, making it difficult to know which are best suited to the questions most often asked by community colleges. Check out these two new guides that help demystify labor market data:

Information Technology Technician Pathway: Labor Market Analysis

The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) in partnership with the ICT-Digital Media Sector of the Doing what Matters Initiative is pleased to announce the release of a new labor market report that compliments and supports the IT Technician Pathway developed by the California Community Colleges’ ICT/DM Sector Navigator, Steve Wright. Read the report+

Healthcare Occupations in California

In partnership with the Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) and the California Hospital Association (CHA), the Centers of Excellence (COE) conducted a study of healthcare occupations in seven regions across California. The study included a survey of ambulatory care and nursing/residential care facilities, and an additional survey of hospitals within CHA membership. More+

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Eileen O'Brien
College of San Mateo

Health Reports & Studies

Healthcare trends and opportunities in California

The allied healthcare industry is a vital component of California’s healthcare system and accounts for close to 60% of all health care employment in the state. To further explore in-demand allied health occupations and assess their relevance to community college education and training, the Centers of Excellence coordinated a multi-regional effort, resulting in the following body of reports.


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Life Sciences and Health Services: Workforce Needs Assessment

Life Sciences and Health Services: Workforce Needs Assessment

Greater Sacramento Labor Market Assessment
Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers

Greater Sacramento Scan
Establishing Patient/Health Navigator Programs

Establishing Patient/Health Navigator Programs

This report and its associated tools are intended for employers of patient/health navigators and community colleges as they partner to meet both workforce needs and training.
California - Statewide Research Brief
Medical Laboratory Technician Occupational Profile

Medical Laboratory Technician Occupational Profile

Findings for Medical Laboratory Technicians from CHA and COE/HWI surveys in 2014.
Bay Area Research Brief
Clinical Laboratory Scientist Occupational Profile

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Medical Assistant Occupational Profile

Medical Assistant Occupational Profile

Central Coast Research Brief
Respiratory Care Practitioner Occupational Profile

Respiratory Care Practitioner Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile

Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Healthcare Social Worker Occupational Profile

Healthcare Social Worker Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Home Health Aides Occupational Profile

Home Health Aides Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Licensed Vocational Nurses Occupational Profile

Licensed Vocational Nurses Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Medical Assistants Occupational Profile

Medical Assistants Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Medical Coders Occupational Profile

Medical Coders Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Medical Laboratory Technician Occupational Profile

Medical Laboratory Technician Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Occupational Therapy Assistant Occupational Profile

Occupational Therapy Assistant Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief

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