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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+

Life Sciences & Biotech Middle Skills Workforce

This collaborative study confirms that six Middle Skills occupations are significant to the Life Sciences/Biotechnology sector, supporting more than 17,000 jobs currently and anticipating 4,700 job openings over the next five years. Community colleges prepare students for these jobs, but might need to expand capacity and better align programs to meet employer demands. More+

Recycling & Materials Management

In 2013, the COE surveyed over 230 Recycling & Materials Management (R&MM) firms in California to better understand their workforce needs. Survey results indicate that more than 14,000 jobs could be created over the next two years, representing a 10% job growth rate over the period. More+

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Virginia Boyer
Lake Tahoe Community College

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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Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile

Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Registered Nurse Occupational Profile

Registered Nurse Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Physician Assistant Occupational Profile

Physician Assistant Occupational Profile

Findings for Physician Assistants from CHA and COE/HWI surveys in 2014.
Bay Area Research Brief
Physician Assistant Occupational Profile

Physician Assistant Occupational Profile

Greater Sacramento Research Brief
Physician Assistant Occupational Profile

Physician Assistant Occupational Profile

Far North Research Brief
Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile

Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile

Findings for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Health Occupations

Health Occupations

Key Findings Report for 10 healthcare occupations in the Bay Area from CHA and CWI/COE surveys.
Bay Area Key Findings
Home Health Aide Occupational Profile

Home Health Aide Occupational Profile

Findings for Home Health Aides (HHAs) from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Licensed Vocational Nurse Occupational Profile

Licensed Vocational Nurse Occupational Profile

Findings for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Medical Assistant Occupational Profile

Medical Assistant Occupational Profile

Findings for Medical Assistants (MAs) from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Medical Coder Occupational Brief

Medical Coder Occupational Brief

Findings for Medical Coders from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Occupational Therapy Assistant Occupational Profile

Occupational Therapy Assistant Occupational Profile

Findings for Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Registered Nurse Ocupational Profile

Registered Nurse Ocupational Profile

Findings for Registered Nurses (RNs) from HWI/COE and CHA surveys conducted in 2014
Bay Area Research Brief
Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile, Los Angeles County

Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile, Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Research Brief
Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile, Orange County

Certified Nursing Assistant Occupational Profile, Orange County

Orange County Research Brief

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