Media sources have elaborated upon the need for more qualified nurses to be working in the state, but in reality all areas of the Alabama health care industry is in need of qualified personnel to replace those of baby-boomer age who are currently retiring and entering into using the health care systems in greater numbers.
When most think of health care, they forget about the supporting health care industries that are just as important to a communities needs as those of direct medical services. Positions are available in home care, senior care facilities, mental health, childhood ‘well child’ clinics, and in all areas of education. Many health care jobs are available today that are not directly associated with the more traditional health care establishments.
In the future, the Alabama health care industry will be seeking all levels of nurses, and back-up staff to cover the needs of the growing senior-age populations. The baby-boomer generation is the largest age-group in the United States and this population has just started into their retirement years.
Educators will be needed to teach health care skills to many new people so that all areas of staffing needs can be filled within Alabama communities. Today, entering into the field of heath care holds a high possibility of extended benefits and job security through government program and incentives interventions into all health care shortage areas.