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Help wanted: U.S. has a shortage of trained health workers

Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2008
While most people have heard about the nationwide nursing shortage, the country is also experiencing a shortage of trained workers in the allied health professions such as respiratory care practitioners, medical transcriptionists, radiographers, and about 200 other occupations that make up about 60% of healthcare workers. According to a recent study, California and its burgeoning population lags behind the rest of the nation in the number of allied health professionals per capita.