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Unaware of Possibilities, Many High School-Age Students Do Not Plan to Pursue Healthcare and Science Jobs
Date:7/7/2010

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the projected need for healthcare practitioners at all levels in a challenging job market, nearly half of high school-age students (45 percent of 13 to 18 year-olds) are not considering pursuing a career in healthcare and science fields. The news comes as a result of a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive for University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  

Of the students who are not interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and the sciences, about one in five (22 percent) feel they "do not know enough about careers in healthcare and the sciences" to pursue them.  This includes 19 percent of teenagers between the ages of 16 to 18, a critical juncture for making decisions that impact their career options.

America's graying population, coupled with the yet-to-be-determined impact of healthcare reform, means countless healthcare and science jobs will need to be filled within the next decade.  

According to the Department of Labor, the healthcare industry is among the fastest growing in the country and will create 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018. Wage and salary employment in the healthcare industry is projected to increase 22 percent through 2018, compared with 11 percent for all industries combined. The occupations projected to grow the fastest, include home health aides, medical assistants, and physical therapists.  

"While only three percent of the students surveyed felt there are few job opportunities in the sciences, a markedly higher percentage felt they did not know enough about these jobs," said Russell J. DiGate, PhD, provost at University of the Sciences
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