How to Search for Health Care Positions


by Denise Felder -- College students and workers looking for well-paying health care positions can use the trusted information in the Career Exploration and Student Success Toolkit, the Virtual Career Network, and the Job Seekers Guide in all stages of their job search. These three career exploration resources are produced by partners in the Health … Continue reading How to Search for Health Care Positions

Job Vacancies Show Further Evidence of Labor Market Recovery


by Oriane Casale Second quarter 2013 job vacancy survey results support other evidence –  job growth, falling unemployment and strong Gross Domestic Product growth, for example – that the labor market has finally recovered from the Great Recession. At 72,570, the number of Minnesota vacancies was higher than any time since 2001, and the ratio … Continue reading Job Vacancies Show Further Evidence of Labor Market Recovery

Celebrating Occupational Therapists


by Rachel Vilsack Occupational therapists (OTs) help people who have mental, physical, or developmental disabilities. These disabilities are caused by birth defects, injuries, illnesses, or aging. Occupational therapists help people develop, recover, or maintain their living and work skills. The future job outlook for OTs is good in Minnesota and across the nation.   Typical work … Continue reading Celebrating Occupational Therapists

Are Nursing Positions Hard to Fill?


by Alessia Leibert Just over one in four RN vacancies were reported as “hard-to-fill,” based on a new employer survey on hiring difficulties in Minnesota.  Of these, a minority (18 percent) were hard-to-fill exclusively because candidates did not have the qualifications required. In this subset of vacancies, employers were generally lacking work experience in a … Continue reading Are Nursing Positions Hard to Fill?

Massage Therapists: A Helping and Healing Career


by Rachel Vilsack Massage therapists provide a service to enhance the physical and mental well-being of their clients. Massage therapists work in an array of settings, both private and public, such as private offices, spas, hospitals and fitness centers.  Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to provide therapy services. Most massage … Continue reading Massage Therapists: A Helping and Healing Career