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Guides for Using Labor Market Information

Recently, the number of data sources for labor market information (LMI) has grown considerably. Given all these sources of information, it can be difficult to know which are best suited to the questions most often asked by community colleges.Two new guides help to demystify labor market data.Making Use of Labor Market Information Guide is structured around the types of questions that community colleges commonly ask related to developing new programs, grant applications, program review, and regional planning. Understanding Labor Market Information Resources is a companion guide designed to help practitioners evaluate 21 commonly-used  LMI sources, including strengths, limitations, screenshots, and web links.

Alternative Fuel & Advanced Transportation Technologies

Although there have been high-level assessments of jobs evolving from the development of the alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies, little has been done to understand specific workforce needs of employers and how post-secondary education responds. To explore further, the California Energy Commission commissioned a series of reports from the COE - incorporating surveys of fleet, dealership and automotive repair services employers, focus groups and expert interviews. More+

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+

"I have found the information from the Centers of Excellence to be very thorough and relevant to the types of services we provide. My colleagues also find this information to be very important to their work with students."

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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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
Physician Assistants Occupational Profile

Physician Assistants Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Registered Nurse Occupational Profile

Registered Nurse Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief
Respiratory Care Practitioner Occupational Profile

Respiratory Care Practitioner Occupational Profile

California - Statewide Research Brief

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