Health Care Careers Top Survey of Young Californians Job Choices
Allied health care professions are most appealing to young Californians when choosing among a variety of careers that typically require a two-year degree or licensing program, according to a survey funded by the California Wellness Foundation, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Allied health professionals include medical assistants, and pharmacy and emergency medical technicians.
Forty-nine percent of respondents said that health care would probably offer good-paying jobs with benefits in the current economy.
Among current health care professionals, the survey found that:
- 69% said they feel "very secure" in their jobs, compared with 42% of workers in other fields; and
- 49% of health care workers said they are in the right field and plan to advance in their careers, compared with 35% of workers outside the health field.
The survey is based on responses from 728 Californians ages 16 to 34 (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/12).
Broadcast CoverageOn Thursday, Capital Public Radio's "KXJZ News" reported on the survey (Weiss, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 12/11). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.