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Challenging work & low pay factors in veterinary technician shortage

An educator says there’s not only a shortage of veterinarians but also veterinary technicians. Sarah Steger is an instructor for Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin and is also a certified veterinary technician.  She tells Brownfield the veterinary technicians are often compared to nurses... Read More.

New IL license classification could ease rural driver shortage 

A new driver’s license classification in Illinois could help ease the shortage of rural bus and truck drivers. Rodney Knittle, associate director of transportation at Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), says the new “J-52” designation would make a significant change for license holders… “Currently a person... Read More.

Vet shortage an “urgent crisis”

The nationwide shortage of veterinarians is being called an urgent crisis. University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Dr. Laura Molgaard says there continues to be strong demand for vet services across the profession. “And that’s been most acutely felt in rural areas. ... Read More.

Donors Needed in July to Prevent a Blood Shortage

KANSAS – The American Red Cross continues to see a concerning trend – blood donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming in. The Red Cross has collected about 50,000 fewer blood donations than needed over the last two months. Donors... Read More.

Kansas Medical Workforce in Crisis as Worker Shortage Persists

TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) – Kansas hospitals are experiencing the highest turnover and job vacancy rates in a decade. The Kansas Hospital Association compiled its annual report with data from 109 hospitals across the state. Some of the highest vacancy rates reported were for nurses,... Read More.

K-State Salina Campus Getting Millions to Address Pilot Shortage

SALINA, Kan. (KNS) — Kansas State University's Aerospace and Technology Campus in Salina is receiving almost $5 million in federal funding to help address the national shortage of pilots. The money from Congress will go toward building a flight simulation center at the K-State... Read More.

Kansas Doctors Warn of Cancer Drug Shortage

WICHITA, Kan. (KNS) — A national shortage of cancer drugs is forcing some Kansas doctors to ration medication. The Kansas News Service reports that supply chain issues have squeezed supplies of more than a dozen chemotherapy drugs. The shortage is hurting treatment for breast,... Read More.