Developing the Healthcare Workforce: Growing Need Is an Opportunity for Kentucky

By Ashley Spalding
January 22, 2015

report cover imageThe healthcare landscape is changing dramatically in ways that increase workforce needs. Greater numbers of people having access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and an aging population are major drivers. In addition, other provisions of the ACA—such as cost-reduction imperatives and a focus on improved outcomes—are beginning to change how healthcare is delivered. These changes mean a big shift in healthcare workforce needs, including growth in healthcare jobs that require less than a bachelor’s degree. Occupations and industries related to healthcare are projected to continue having the fastest job growth over the next decade.

Developing the Healthcare Workforce