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Laid-off workers turn to nursing

Original post made on Apr 26, 2010

At the medical and nursing assistant classes run by the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, the impact of the recession is clear: Ask the students who has recently been laid off and hands shoot up around the room.

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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Apr 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

There was an article that said the growth areas for jobs are going to be in Healthcare, Education, and Government.

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Posted by know-somebody
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Has anyone researched the job potential? I know someone who just got an AA in medical assisting from a local cc, and she says the opportunities have dried up. Even RNs are having trouble finding placements. What healthcare jobs are open now? Does anyone know?

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Posted by James
a resident of Whisman Station
on Apr 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

A search of returns a bunch of jobs. With an aging population healthcare is supposed to be in demand in the coming decades.

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Posted by Mary K
a resident of another community
on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

The only trouble with people considering nursing to be a recession-proof profession is when they actually have to work. Nursing is not easy.

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