Looking at the job hirings at Multnomah County you can't help but notice that 18 of the 23 openings are in the medical field. Most have titles like CLINIC MEDICAL ASSISTANT - BILINGUAL SPANISH and pay $30,902.40 - $38,022.48 annually.
But how did we get to where government spends most of it's time, and most of our money, on health care?
And how come you only need a high school diploma or equivalent to be a Community Health Specialist 2 Bilingual Spanish who makes $32,781.60 - $40,361.04 annually? How "special" can you really be in the medical field with a GED?
The answer to the first question: illegal aliens.
The answer to the second question: the illegal aliens need to be "recruited" and receive various "outreach." That job has nothing do do with anything medical other than to teach illegal aliens how to work the system to get free health care.
It will be interesting to see if the number of government health care workers goes down now that we have new mandates saying that you must provide proof of citizenship for medicaid/Oregon Health Plan.