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The Index

Michigan Healthcare Workforce Index (MHWI) is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive index that assesses the “health” of 36 healthcare occupations in Michigan. Combining data from Lightcast, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) – MHC was able to systematically rank healthcare occupations on four inputs - wages, growth, shortages and turnover - to determine how each occupation is faring in our economy. While no social science methodology is perfect, MHC believes that the insights and analysis gleaned from MHWI will be crucial in determining next steps for healthcare workforce development across the state – such as statewide workforce targets, workforce priorities, goals and strategies.

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Occupation
Rank Growth
Rank Shortage
Rank Wage
Rank Turnover
Overall Rank
Nurse Practitioners
1
4
3
13
1
Optometrists
9
12
13
2
2
Dentists, General
28
2
11
1
3
Nurse Anesthetists
18
20
1
8
4
Radiation Therapists
24
1
23
4
5
Occupational Therapists
11
3
18
21
6
Physician Assistants
4
15
17
19
7
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
13
9
31
7
8
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
26
17
14
5
9
Respiratory Therapists
14
16
25
9
10
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
31
5
19
10
11
Physician Group
33
8
22
3
12
Physical Therapists
8
13
32
12
13
Nurse Midwives
23
25
2
16
14
Paramedics
15
26
4
20
15
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
22
6
12
28
16
Registered Nurses
27
7
20
17
17
Community Health Workers
6
21
16
29
18
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
30
28
5
11
19
Occcupations Requiring an MSW
7
23
21
26
20
Pharmacists
34
11
27
6
21
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
29
22
15
15
22
Medical Assistants
12
31
9
30
23
Home Health and Personal Care Aides
5
36
7
35
24
Surgical Technologists
32
10
26
18
25
Psychologists
16
27
34
14
26
Phlebotomists
17
34
8
32
27
Occupational Therapy Assistants
2
32
24
34
28
Physical Therapist Assistants
3
29
28
33
29
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
19
14
35
25
30
Clinical LabTechnologists and Technicians
25
18
29
22
31
Emergency Medical Technicians
10
24
36
24
32
Dental Hygienists
21
19
33
23
33
Pharmacy Technicians
36
30
10
27
34
Nursing Assistants
35
35
6
36
35
Dental Assistants
20
33
30
31
36
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