A new report by the American Immigration Council has found immigrants could help fill the growing number of vacant health care positions in Iowa. Steven Hubbard is a senior data analyst with the non-profit. He says states like Iowa can look at their policies to see if there are ways to make them more friendly to immigrants with health care training.
The report says more than 15 percent of immigrants in Iowa with professional or doctoral degrees work in health care professions that do not require their degree.
The report found health care worker job postings in Iowa increased seven-point-five percent from 2017 to 2021.