Many In State’s Health Care Professions Are Immigrants
The Sacramento Bee offers a breakdown of the percentage of immigrants in medical careers and other industries.
What Jobs Do Most California Immigrants Hold?
It’s well known that most California farmworkers are immigrants. But did you know that so are most dentists, medical scientists, butchers and nursing aides? California depends on its immigrant workforce more than any other state in the nation. Nearly 40 percent of the state’s full-time, year-round workers are immigrants, the highest rate in the nation, according to a Bee review of the latest census data. (Reese, 4/7)
In other news —
$2 Million Fund Created To Boost Healthcare Careers, Recruit Doctors To Region
Stanislaus County has a shortage of health care providers, and the situation is more acute in neighboring Tuolumne County. A $2 million grant will give a boost to health careers and create incentives for bringing healthcare professionals to the region. The Central Valley Health Careers Fund was created through a grant from DBB Foundation, Inc., a successor to Delta Blood Bank after its 2013 sale to the American Red Cross. (Carlson, 4/6)
Should Naturopaths Be Allowed To Perform Sports Physicals?
A bill in the California legislature would authorize chiropractors and naturopathic physicians to conduct physicals for aspiring student athletes. Current law authorizes physicians, surgeons and physician assistants to do the exams, which involve taking a student's medical history and looking for any cardiovascular, respiratory or neurological conditions that could make it unsafe for him to play sports. (Plevin, 4/6)