Hello. I need current statistics for the shortage of teachers, physicians, nurses, dentists, and allied health professionals in North Carolina.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017     Views: view

Thanks for sending in your question to the HSL's Ask a Librarian service. Here are a few resources that might be helpful. They're from the Sheps Center at UNC.

The North Carolina Health Professions Data System (HPDS) publishes a databook every year with information about health professionals for the whole state, and also by county.



For teachers, a quick and dirty search reveals that calculating a teacher shortage in NC is a bit controversial. Looks like there is more of a case for a shortage in math and science, but other subjects aren't so clear. I'm also assuming that you mean teachers for elementary/secondary public schools? If so, then check this out: http://apps.schools.nc.gov/pls/apex/f?p=1:1:19556115823

It's the NC Public Schools Statistical Profile. You can use the nav bar on the left of that page to click through to Public School Personnel and to the state summary.


Also, this article from the Eric education database might be helpful. It's title Recruiting Teachers for Hard-to-Staff Schools: Solutions for North Carolina & the Nation. Policy Brief seems appropriate



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