Future Public Health and Health Analytics graduates will fill a national shortage
The Buffalo News reports that D'Youville is introducing new healthcare programs in fields with growing demand
Buffalo, New York – October 16, 2014 – An article in the Buffalo News reports that there are growing opportunities in the healthcare field. The article mentions that D'Youville is meeting the demand for trained professionals in this emerging market by introducing two new bachelor's degree programs in its School of Health Professions: heath analytics and public health.
The article mentions that at D'Youville, nearly two-thirds of students are in health-related majors.
Growth in the job market is attributed to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and emergence of Ebola epidemic and enterovirus in the United States. The article quotes Dr. Arup K. Sen, vice president for academic affairs, "There is a shortage of data scientists. In the 21st century, health analytics will be the job."
The college developed the health analytics and public health majors in consultation with experts in the healthcare industry.
According to the Associations of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), it's estimated that by 2020, the U.S. will face a shortfall of more than 250,000 public health professionals.
D'Youville will enroll its first public health class next fall.
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