January 2022: Health Care Month

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The critically important role of health care workers has been highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dedicated health care workers have saved thousands of lives in Minnesota. Will you join them? Now more than ever, Minnesota needs health care workers – in hospitals and clinics, in nursing homes and other senior care locations, in homes and workplaces of people people with disabilities.

Many entry-level health care jobs can be started with no previous experience and many employers provide on the job training, helping people considering a career move get on track for future career growth in the health care field. Wages go up with additional training, certification and experience.

Health care employs 387,500 people in Minnesota and there is projected long-term demand for health care workers. Currently, there is extremely high demand for many types of health care workers – from entry level to highly specialized. Make a difference in the lives of others – and consider a health care career now.

See the Governor's proclamation of January as Health Care Month.

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