How the pandemic spurred American students to pursue health care careers

From PBS: “At 55, Debi Kinder is taking a new path. Last year, the mother of two, plus dog Diva, was semi-retired and working a part-time job. Then the pandemic hit … Kinder saw a gap that needed filling … So, she started training to become a licensed practical nurse, and got a full-time job at a local home hospice. … Last year saw record interest for many health-related programs nationwide. Medical schools saw applications soar by about 18 percent. Public health programs reported spikes in interest for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. And Kinder’s school, Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, saw a 15 percent rise in interest for its licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant programs.”

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