Currently, health care jobs make up about 8% of the workforce in South Carolina. According to Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, in fewer than ten years that number is expected to grow 30%.
It’s good that conservatives are finally taking seriously the problems of inequality and declining upward mobility. It’s unfortunate that they often evade the ways in which structural changes in the economy, combined with conservative policies, have made matters worse.
In a recent study undertaken by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce in the US, it was found that graduates with a bachelor’s degree in the arts, humanities and architecture were significantly less likely to find employment.
One of the problems facing President Obama has been to make clear that the popular things he wants to do are being blocked by Republicans in Congress. If voters think that “Washington” or “the political system” is broken, they are as likely to blame inaction on Obama as on the Republicans. Obama, after all, is president.
The government’s role in family planning has been a bone of political contention in recent years, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act marks a significant moment in this debate.
Until about 2007, deciding on a college degree typically involved choosing an area of interest or aptitude, then staying in college long enough to graduate. But with the cost of a college education skyrocketing and the economy still struggling, the question of choosing a marketable major becomes much more urgent.
People often say that the patients most at risk in the U.S. health system are the elderly who suffer from multiple chronic diseases. But it may be that a subset of these seniors—those with chronic disease who also need personal assistance with routine activities—are in the most jeopardy.