Oregon is experiencing healthcare worker shortages in some areas of the state today. Positions are open for those with training for traditional medical careers, and for those with training in IT support, mental health, dental services, senior issues, health education, and in all other sectors of the healthcare industry. Oregon is actively recruiting trained personnel into the state in order to try to meet current staffing needs.
In 2007, Oregon announced that they need an estimated 59,000 new healthcare personnel to enter into their systems by the year 2014 just to cover current needs. Since this figure was released, areas of Oregon have had population increases that were probably not counted into this estimate. For those receiving their healthcare training now for future employment in Oregon, your working years should be secure. While shortages exist, there is room for rapid career advancements, benefits or perks, and lots of pleasant surprises for those holding their training certificates or degrees.