Healthcare course increases in popularity

Healthcare is the fastest growing course at HBO colleges, according to figures released on Tuesday by the HBO council.

The number of applications for the course rose by 6.5% in 2010 to 10,000. The main reason is an increase in interest in nursing training where applications jumped 9.5%.
Most students still opt for economics although this course has dropped 2.7% in popularity. Second most popular are the technical courses which grew by 0.6%.

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