The Health Care Wager

The Health Care Wager

A surge in spending on health care is translating into well-paying jobs, but opportunities are only available to those willing to put in the time and money to retrain.

 

I spent three months following students at a New Jersey community college studying nursing and respiratory therapy. There I met people in their 20s to their 60s, single mothers and people working on their 4th careers, , middle-aged women and men with four-year-degrees, and young people finding a new and and more economical way to take advantage of a surge in health care jobs.