Midlevel health care workers – aides and technicians with less than bachelor’s degrees – are the unsung heroes of the health care system. Their jobs are also an essential springboard of upward mobility for the nearly two-thirds of Americans who lack four-year college degrees. Opportunity America’s report on middle-tier health care workers in New York City examines the role they played during the pandemic and the labor market trends likely to shape their future economic prospects.


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