The healthcare industry is one of the fastest growing industries at the moment. Better access to health insurance, the improving economy and increasing demands for better health services are among the contributing factors to this immense growth. Unfortunately, the rapid growth in demand is starting to put more pressure on the existing workforce. Hospitals and medical institutions are struggling to recruit healthcare professionals because universities are not supplying enough graduates.
Several things are being done to equalize the market. For starters, universities in the UK and US are starting to provide distance learning programs in various healthcare-related fields. You can, for instance, take a medical laboratory scientist program online. According to studies by the University of Cincinnati, medical laboratory scientists are in high demand and will continue to be in high demand for years to come.
You can read the full infographic, The Medical Laboratory Scientist Personnel Shortage and the Future of Lab Medicine by medlabscience.uc.edu to learn more about the shortage.