Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) make an average of $16.05 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s about 40% less than the average American earns, and one of the worst-paying medical jobs out there. And thanks to grassroots organizing efforts like the “Fight For $15,” some service industry jobs nearly match that pay now.
Of all the industries growing like crazy over the past few years, few have seen as much growth (or projected growth in the coming years) as health care. It’s a confluence of social issues—growing population (particularly aging Baby Boomers), more attention being paid to self-care, and more attention generally being paid in public to the health and wellness needs of the general population.
If you think the digitisation of nursing is just about nurses filling out scores on a mobile device, it’s time to think again because artificial intelligence (AI) could be about to revolutionise the way nurses do their jobs. Recent digital developments include bottles which automatically issue reminders to drink, diapers that sound an alert when wet and sensor-equipped stoma pouches.
Online retail giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has turned up the heat on U.S. home care agencies in the battle to attract and retain workers.
The job market for certified physician assistants (PAs) remains strong as healthcare organizations use non-physician clinicians to support patient care access amidst the provider shortage issue, according to new data from the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Research that looked at the prevalence of breast cancer among women in major U.S. cities and the number of oncologists available to treat them found that several metropolitan areas are facing a looming cancer physician shortage.
Hugh Greene announced Wednesday his retirement from Baptist Health of Northeast Florida.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville announced it planned to continue its recent building spree with the addition of two projects totaling more than $144 million.