Trinity: Shortage of Local Health Care Professionals

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A spokeswoman with Unity Point Health Trinity says there is a shortage of health care professionals in the Quad Cities. The Quad Cities Healthcare Alliance is holding a career expo for students on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and Friday, February 13, 2015.

The alliance includes St. Ambrose University, Augustana College, Trinity, and Genesis Health System. They're trying to encourage more Quad City students to get into the healthcare field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that health care practitioners will likely grow about twice as fast as other professions. It's primarily because of a growth in the older generation.

The expo goes from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Thursday's expo is designated for middle school students. The expo continues Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and then noon to 2 p.m. as well. Friday's expo is designated more for high school students.