The Affordable Care Act: Creating Job Opportunities for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations presentation

This presentation accompanies a study based on a fall 2013 study from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The Affordable Care Act: Creating Job Opportunities for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations presents an inventory of health care jobs occupied by people of color and the changes in occupation mix over time, along with an estimate of job growth in the health care industry and present potential job opportunities for people of color. Assuming the current racial and ethnic distribution of the health care workforce persists, this report predicts that, in the future, at least one-third of the total health care workforce will comprise people of color. This estimate is almost certainly lower than what will occur, because many people of color — especially Blacks and Hispanics — are in occupations that are among the fastest growing in the U.S.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013