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OHCWC Compares Select Occupations:
Oklahoma vs. DFW Area

Are you curious how Oklahoma measures against our southern neighbors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area when it comes to health care professions? For select occupations, the Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center has data comparing job growth, openings change and average hourly wages. Click here to compare the information.

Health Care: A Top Paying Industry

The health care industry is one of Oklahoma’s top paying industries. To give you a glimpse of some of the opportunities, we’ve compiled a list of select professions and their salary by average hourly earnings. Click here to learn more.

Oklahoma is expected to have a shortage of more than 3,000 nurses, 600 lab technicians, 400 physical therapists, 300 surgical technologists and 200 occupational therapists by 2012.

In addition to the careers above, there is also a great need for respiratory therapists, imaging technologists, pharmacists, medical and laboratory technologists.

With these startling statistics, the primary goals of the OHCWC are:

  • Ensuring Oklahoma’s education and training systems have the resources and support necessary to produce the number of health care workers needed;

  • Increasing the job satisfaction and retention rates of current health care workers;

  • Improving awareness among young people and adults available opportunities in health care, therefore, increasing the number of individuals entering a health career.

The OHCWC is housed in the Presbyterian Research Park, Oklahoma City. The organization is an affiliate of the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, which represents 300 non-profit organizations and individual donors throughout the state. For more information on the OHCWC contact info@ohcwc.com, or call (405) 319-8690.