Comprising roughly 18 percent of the American economy, health care is the fastest-growing industry nationally — even faster than technology. Employment in the sector is estimated to grow by 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, and rapidly evolving technology means that many of these newly created jobs require a higher skill level than ever before. As a result, the nation needs to double down on training workers to fill these roles or face critical worker shortages. Today, the health care industry has nearly 1.1 million positions that remain unfilled.
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