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Health Occupations Career Outcomes: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status

Sat, April 10, 10:40am to 12:10pm EDT (10:40am to 12:10pm EDT), Division I, Division I Paper and Symposium Sessions


Greater diversity in the healthcare workforce has been identified as a critical need in serving an increasingly diverse population. United States higher education institutions have been tasked with increasing the number of underrepresented students in the health occupations pipeline to better align with the demographics of the general population and meet the need for a diverse health occupations workforce. This study used the National Science Foundation’s National Survey of College Graduates data to examine the intersectionality of race, gender, and socioeconomic status on the career outcomes of students who earn degrees related to health occupations. Results of this study have implications for higher education enrollment management and student retention that can impact increased diversity in the health occupations workforce pipeline.