TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Mercy College of Ohio graduated its largest class in the college's history on Friday. The commencement ceremony involved 362 students, and left some asking if jobs were available for them.
The health care industry is one of the few industries currently in demand, nationally and locally.
The task of finding a job is stressful for anyone, but luckily for those with health care degrees, that shouldn't be a problem.
"We have 50 percent right now, of our spring class have jobs lined up. And actually 25 percent of that 50 percent is within the mercy health care system. Me: so people are getting jobs locally? Megan: yes they are. They are still definitely getting jobs locally here in Toledo." said Megan Gray.
Gray says the number of students is due to 2 factors:
"I think the demand for health care is probably the highest for jobs right now and is the most consistent and steady. So I think a lot of people are maybe choosing the field for that and have chosen it because they are passionate about helping you know others with health issues."
Students will not have to leave Ohio or even the Toledo region to find jobs. Many have already secured jobs locally.
"There's a lot of job security in nursing and addition to that I grew up in this area, and in this area there is certainly a lot of opportunities." said Rebecca Mazy.
The health care industry is projected to grow over the next 20 years at a much higher rate than any other industry.