Mapping Missouri's Health Care Workforce

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Mapping Missouri’s Health Care Workforce

Hospitals throughout the nation are facing a significant challenge recruiting and retaining qualified health care workers in a highly competitive labor market. Missouri is no different. Here are some quick facts from a report released by the Missouri Hospital Association on the state’s health care workforce. 

  • Nearly one in four jobs created so far in 2016 is in the health care sector. 
  • According to a study in Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 1 in 5 newly-licensed R.N.s leave their first nursing job within the first year, and 1 in 3 (33.5 percent) leave within two years.
  • Missouri’s all-employee turnover rate of the combined 36 positions surveyed increased by 1.8 percent to 18.1 percent. That is compared to 16.3 percent from 2014 and 12.9 percent from 2013.

Read the full report to learn what Missouri hospitals and other stakeholders are doing to make progress toward the workforce of the future.