In an era of increased global competition, there is a new revolution in education to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum to the classroom. Despite engaging projects and teaching models, there remains a decline in students entering science majors in college. This trend will result in an insufficient workforce in the healthcare industry.
Did You Know?
– The population of Baby Boomers will grow to 74 million, placing an unprecedented demand on the healthcare system
– 10,000 people per day will turn 65 for the next 20 years
– 38 million new health care consumers will have health insurance due to national policy changes, providing access to acute care, chronic disease management and preventive and elective healthcare
– 33% of the nation’s physicians will reach retirement age
– Despite rapid growth of African American and Latino populations, the healthcare and life science professional workforce is not equally represented, missing the opportunity to impact cultural competencies in the industry