Topics: Allied Health, Education and Training
Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies
Entry‐level healthcare occupations are among the fastest growing occupations in the USA. Public perception is that the healthcare industry provides an opportunity for upward career mobility given the low education requirements to enter many healthcare occupations. The assumption that entry‐level healthcare occupations, such as nursing assistant, lead to higher‐skilled occupations, such as Registered Nurse, is under‐explored. The aim of this report is to explore career transitions among individuals in select entry-level healthcare occupations.
This article explores career transitions among individuals in select entry-level healthcare occupations.