Even in Oklahoma, a state struggling to right itself from another of its cyclical oil recessions, jobs in the health care industry go begging.
Not only does a nursing shortage persist, especially in critical care units, but hospitals here are finding it increasingly difficult to fill at least three other job categories.
Officials at the Oklahoma Hospital Association say the second greatest need is for physical therapists; next, for occupational therapists; and, finally, for certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Shortages in these classifications, though, are not unique to Oklahoma. It's a national problem.
A survey by the American …