Finding Your Workforce: Latinos in Health

Finding Your Workforce: Latinos in Health

Emily Calderón Galdeano
Morgan Taylor
April 2015


Finding Your Workforce: Latinos in Health identifies the top institutions graduating Latinos in healthcare fields for 2012-13, and spotlights replicable practices and efforts at select colleges and universities. It offers opportunities for action to improve Latinos’ retention and degree completion and increase their representation in the healthcare workforce. The brief is part of Excelencia’s efforts to support employers and institutions seeking Latino talent.




Key findings include:
  • Latinos graduating with credentials in health professions are more likely to be in lower paying support occupations (home health aides or nursing aides), than higher paying practitioner and technical occupations (physicians, surgeons, or dentists).
  • In 2012-13, 76% of Latinos graduating in health fields and related programs earned certificates or associate degrees.
  • Between 2010 and 2013, the credentials earned by Latinos in health fields have increased by 91%.
  • Latinos earned credentials in health fields at a relatively small number of institutions, many identified as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).


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