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High School, College Students Celebrate Health Professions Week

By Hannah Lemon
Health Professions Week Kicks Off

Health careers are in high demand, and occupations in this sector are projected to be the fastest growing from now until 2024 and add approximately 2.3 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To fill the plethora of health-related roles, higher education institutions offer a variety of programs to produce a prepared workforce. From doctoral degrees to certificate programs, there are many ways for students to find the right program and occupation for them.

September 26-30 marks the 2016 Health Professions Week – a free event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. Students will learn about 19 health professions, the educational requirements for each and be able to talk directly to current healthcare practitioners. The week includes an online treasure hunt, on-campus events and virtual career fairs.

To celebrate Health Professions Week, we’ve gathered our healthcare-related content for the digest below:

Pharmacy Education

Leadership Skills Are Becoming Imperative as Pharmacy Profession Continues to Evolve
The role of the pharmacist has experienced significant change during the past couple of decades. Often thrust into leadership positions with little experience under their belts, many pharmacists lack the business savvy and management skills that would make them effective leaders. Here’s how these pharmacists are adding to their skillset to better serve the community.

Nursing Education

How to Compete in the High-Demand Nursing Market
Consider these strategic recommendations to maximize your enrollment in the competitive field of nursing.  

[Infographic] State of Nursing Education
This infographic features key data points from the nursing market study, which contains the latest nursing education research. 

Healthcare Complexities, Shifts Call for Nurses to Further Education
Drastic shifts in the healthcare system and patient needs have changed education requirements and recommendations for nurses. Learn why RN-BSN degrees are a great, and often necessary, option for nurses looking to take the next step in their careers.

Magnet Hospitals Provide Unique Environment for Nurses to Go Back to School
To receive Magnet status, all of a hospital’s nurse managers must have a BSN or graduate degree in nursing. Practicing nurses from different backgrounds explain why nurses' continued education is mutually beneficial for health care providers and hospitals.

Nursing Education Call and Market Study
How can institutions compete in this high-demand market? Download the call recording and market study to discover the latest nursing market research.

Medical Education

How the Business of Medicine Improves Healthcare Delivery
Physicians with business skills are changing healthcare delivery in solo and private practices. 

Training Physicians in the Business of Medicine
In this white paper, David Joyce, M.D., MBA, explains how the right skills could mean a win-win of improved healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

Additional Resource for Colleges, Universities and Health Systems

Keypath’s GlobalHealth partner network provides a highly tailored online program management (OPM) solution for healthcare programs worldwide by connecting partner higher education institutions with employees at health systems looking to advance their education.  

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