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In a tight health care labor market, health care companies must be creative in attracting and nurturing talented people. Investing in employees’ career education may be one key to unlocking an organization’s full potential.

Two years of responding to an unrelenting pandemic has drained the health care talent pool. Many doctors, nurses, and other health care workers have left to pursue other opportunities. The field could face a shortage of more than 1 million registered nurses by the end of 2022. The shortage of physicians could reach 124,000 by 2034, and analysts predict a shortfall of more than 400,000 home health aides by 2025.

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