US could see healthcare occupation labor shortage

There is a great risk of labor shortages in the United States, especially in the healthcare industry, according to a new report from The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association. The report, "From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers," examined data from 32 national economies and 266 industries and found that demand for health-related occupations will increase as the U.S. population ages, while high education and experience requirements will limit entry into the healthcare market, according to an announcement. This will lead to shortages of occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, midwives and doctors, including optometrists, podiatrists, general physicians and surgeons. Announcement