Pulses Race for Healthcare Education During National Heart Health Month

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Highlighting the value of healthcare jobs, February is American Heart Month, and sharp increases in the percentage of adults and children burdened with congenital heart disease have recently been observed. Students seeking information about a career in healthcare can find relevant resources at LocalEdu.com.

Underlining the importance of healthcare careers, February is American Heart Month. Striking increases in the prevalence of congenital heart disease have been noted by researchers, as reported in "Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association." Students interested in a healthcare career can find information on a variety of local healthcare programs with LocalEdu.com, an online resource that provides location-specific school information.

Healthcare was the largest industry and providing 13.5 million jobs in 2004, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare also has eight out of the 20 occupations expected to develop most quickly. Between now and 2014, the most jobs in any industry--3.6 million--will be created in healthcare.

LocalEdu.com offers students education resources on a variety of programs, including online education and distance learning. The site provides links to online schools with resources related to specific programs, such as online healthcare degrees. Simply by typing in their zip codes, students can search for schools offering healthcare degrees through distance learning. Articles on the site include:

Constituting the largest healthcare occupation, registered nursing is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to have 2.4 million jobs. Among all positions across industries, those in registered nursing are expected to generate the second largest number of new positions. In fact, employers report difficulty drawing and keeping an adequate number of those qualified in registered nursing.

Helen V. Calalang-Javier, a registered nurse and BellaOnline's nursing editor, says, "Now is the time to develop more talent and motivate new nurses to venture and take risk on new opportunities and develop new skills not only in bedside-nursing but also in reshaping the future of nursing."

LocalEdu.com is an educational resource that provides students with information on cities, schools, and educational programs. Students can search the LocalEdu.com directory to find universities, colleges, and vocational schools anywhere they want to go to school--from California to Florida, Texas to Illinois.

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