A new year is in full swing, with healthcare and education already being discussed heavily within the regulatory space and the private sector. These conversations leave us with a few questions:
- What major changes will we see in these two sectors?
- How will regulatory decisions impact how individuals receive both care and education?
Healthcare has taken over as the largest source of jobs in the U.S. and it’s just the beginning. Of the 10 jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics project will see the fastest percent growth in the next decade, five are in healthcare and elderly assistance. Unfortunately, this take over comes at a time when we continue to see dissatisfaction and shortages among primary care providers.
The Higher Education Act and reauthorization of Perkin’s funds for the career and technical education space are currently on the legislative docket; both of which could impact the future of America’s workforce. Will the importance of earning industry recognized credentials gradually decline, or will they rise to the top and be key indicators of professional competency?
Only time will tell.