Health Occupations in South Central Coast Region
Key Findings 2014
Healthcare is one of the largest employers in California, providing a wide range of well-paying career opportunities for residents. In 2014, the Centers of Excellence partnered with the Health Workforce Initiative and the California Hospital Association (CHA) on two healthcare surveys to assess workforce needs at both state and regional levels. The surveys targeted three healthcare sectors:
•Hospitals provide medical, diagnostic, and treatment services to inpatients and some outpatient services.
•Ambulatory Healthcare Services provide healthcare services to outpatients in settings such as offices of physicians, outpatient care centers, and laboratories.
•Nursing and Residential Care Facilities provide residential care combined with either nursing, supervisory, or other types of care as needed.