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Use the buttons below to search this site for reports and other documents related to that occupational group. The order here reflects the size of each of these licensed provider groups in South Carolina.
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Dentists
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Nearly One in Five New Nurses Leaves First Job within a Year, According to Survey of Newly-Licensed Registered Nurses - Turnover of registered nurses (RNs) is an important and widely used measure in analyzing the health care workforce. It’s used to project the job market for nurses (based on availability of jobs) and can also be considered an indicator of whether a health care organization has a good working environment. A study in the current issue of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice reveals that an estimated 17.5 percent of newly-licensed RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year, and one in three (33.5%) leave within two years. The researchers found that turnover for this group is lower at hospitals than at other health care settings. TO READ MORE click here

Advocates Work to Recruit Latinos to Nursing - Latinos are the most underrepresented minority in the nursing workforce—an ominous sign for the health of the country’s surging Latino population. TO READ MORE click here

Why Are There So Few Doctors in Rural America? - Plenty of people from the "lower 48" have moved to Bethel for its rugged charm and unparalleled salmon fishing. But many others, the hyper-educated in particular, find the quirks of remote Alaskan life too daunting. Much of rural Alaska, like much of the rest of the rural U.S., faces a severe shortage of doctors and dentists. TO READ MORE click here





Fast Facts
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Pharmacists play an increasingly important role in our healthcare system. The traditional role of the pharmacist is expanding beyond the dispensary into a more active involvement in patient care as part of the health care team. Knowing the size and characteristics of the current pharmacist workforce in the state is valuable information for educators and policy makers concerned with ensuring an adequate supply of pharmacists for South Carolina. This report provides a detailed description of the pharmacist workforce in the state, as well as information about how it has been changing in recent years. It includes information about the number and type of pharmacists practicing in the state, their demographic characteristics, information about where and how much they practice, wages, and an estimate of the current balance between pharmacist supply and demand in South Carolina. To read the full report click the report cover above.



Background
The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning (OHW) provides a central location for coordinating research into the supply and demand for different types of healthcare providers in our state, and ac ts as a central clearinghouse for research results. Producing the wide variety of healthcare providers needed in today's healthcare market can be costly and complex. Having a regular source of information about workforce supply and demand trends will he lp our policy makers, legislators, and educational systems make the best decisions about where to invest our resources. In turn, those decisions will help to ensure that South Carolina citizens have access to the healthcare services they need and want.

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8/11/2014 - 8/31/2014 No events scheduled for August -


From the Director's Office

Welcome to the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning. Here you will find information about the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. We will be posting the results of our research on a regular basis. If you are seeking information about a particular group of healthcare professionals and do not find what you need here, please contact our office.

Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning,
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
19 Hagood Ave., Suite 802, Charleston, SC 29425 Phone: (843) 792-4431