January 2022: Health Care Month

image of Health Care Month logo with cartoon superheroes in health care uniforms

The key role of the health care industry in Minnesota’s economy has been highlighted in the COVID-19 pandemic, during which dedicated health care workers saved thousands of lives. The importance of the industry in the state is why Governor Walz will proclaim the entire month of January 2022 as Health Care Month. Now more than ever, Minnesota's health care employers – from hospitals to clinics, from nursing homes to agencies that provide care for people with disabilities in their homes – need workers who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

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.

Resources for people looking for work now:

Resources for students and educators:

Resources for employers:

  • How we help health care employers find the workers they need - fact sheet COMING SOON
  • Health Care Month Events COMING SOON

Additional resources:

  • Health Care Month graphics
  • Health Care Month proclamation template COMING SOON
  • Contact Health Care Month organizers COMING SOON

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