New Analysis Shows The U.S. Health Care Workforce And Its Problems

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : February 28, 2022

The pandemic time period of two years would be so challenging for each and every person because it made the already scare market a more scare one. However, in recent research conducted some researchers found out the most notable changes in the Health Care Workforce, before and after the Covid-19 situations.

New Analysis Shows The U.S. Health Care Workforce And It’s Problems

The people and their problems sometimes get overshadowed due to the virus and its worldwide reach.

New Analysis Shows The U.S. Health Care Workforce And Its Problems

Some of the problems faced by Health workers now are:-

  • Workers getting tired– Many reports suggest that 50% of the health care workers are suffering from any kind of Mental Disorder like depression or anxiety. This happens because of the tremendous workload they have to carry out throughout this pandemic situation.
  • Low salaried –  This is what we are going to discuss through the analysis. Let me tell you one of the hardest working jobs during such demanding circumstances is of a health official. But the pay for the job is certainly very less than other jobs in USA.

The main aim of such research is that people get to know about this important aspect of society and the problems faced by it. The people who worked in the hospitals, health care facilities, The people and their problems sometimes get overshadowed due to the virus and its worldwide reach.

This particular analysis was done by the University of Michigan, Indiana University, and a nonprofit organization named Rand Corp. The Rand Corporation was formed in the year 1948, with the intention of giving analytical studies to the US Armed force. It is a US government-financed organization.

A disappointing revelation was made that even after working so hard for the country during the worldwide pandemic the Health Care workers of the country had a lower average wage than in other industries of the country. This was a bit saddening because of the work they have put in during this hard time of Covid-19.

So let’s know about the analysis and its discoveries:-

Firstly, to be accurate with the results the data was collected from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is the best source of info as 95% of the US jobs are covered by their statistics. Secondly, wages of employees like dental offices, hospitals, and many others were taken into consideration.

Thirdly, let’s see some results. 2019 had seen an Employment level of 22.2 million to be around and by 2020 there was 1.1 Million less making it 21.1million jobs. The wages of the Health Care workers had seen to be slower while on the rise, than any other sector’s company in the state.

However, there was hardly a gap of 1% between the increase in the health sector and other bodies of work but in 2021 it was unexpectedly low as a 1.5% increase in health care compared to 6.9% in 2021. 2021 was the time when the pandemic reached its peak.

Thai Nguyen (Research assistant professor at the University of Michigan and senior author), Jonathan Cantor (Researcher at Rand Corp, Writer of the study), and Christopher Whaley (researcher)  all acknowledged the fact that the people in healthcare are not earning as much as other workers in any other field.

They even spoke about the health care workers being the hardest workers in a time when people were inside their houses in a fear of catching diseases. They also said that these graphs and analyses are very helpful for people to gather information regarding these things.

We can say that the health officials do need to be treated better because of their dedicated hard work and service during the time when most required. Research like this is needed as they bring out the details about everything in society.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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