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Employer Demand for Business Information Workers (BIW 2) in California

The Center of Excellences for Labor Market Research collaborated with the Sector Navigator for ICT/Digital Media to conduct a study assessing the potential for employers to hire business information worker (BIW 2) candidates trained by community colleges. The BIW pathway prepares students for entry-level and mid-level jobs and offers training in areas such as computer office applications, social media support, and customer relations. Read the report+

Demand & Supply Data

Conducting a program review? Analyzing your CTE portfolio? Looking for data to kick-start regional conversations about program alignment? The Centers of Excellence have created a suite of tools to support your decision-making with labor market data. California community colleges can utilize these data tools to assess projected occupational demand and the supply of graduates from a program(s) of study. Access data here+

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:

"The Labor Market Information Division values our partnership with the Centers of Excellence. We appreciate the information sharing, and look forward to new collaborative efforts and a continuing relationship with the Centers."

Steve Saxton
CA Employment Dev. Dept.

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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Electrophysiology Technicians

Electrophysiology Technicians

San Diego/Imperial Research Brief
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

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