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When I finish my healthcare professional training, will I find a job?
New survey shows finding qualified people for booming healthcare market is challenging
Results from a new survey on the state of hiring in the healthcare market confirm what has been reported for years, even in the midst of an economic downturn: the healthcare jobs market is scorching. Trouble is, hiring managers are finding it challenging to get the qualified people they need.
In separate studies, the Health IT sector alone was forecast to create 50,000 new jobs, spurred by the government's incentive program to adopt electronic health records.
According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder, one of the largest online employment companies in the country, 22 percent of healthcare hiring managers are planning to add full-time, permanent employees in 2013. That’s up three percentage points from 2012. But, 23 percent of healthcare employers also reported they have open positions for which they have not been able to find qualified talent.
And that’s good news for those who are looking to enter the professional market, he said. “Healthcare is going to scream opportunity,” he said. "It’s almost recession proof. The opportunities will exist.”
Regardless of the number of people looking for jobs in the market, healthcare organizations are going to need to be proactive if they’re going to find the people they’re looking for, and many are already doing that, Lovelace added.
The CareerBuilder survey found that healthcare employers are taking such actions as increasing compensation for both established employees and newly-hired employees, increasing their efforts to retain employees and retraining existing staff rather than waiting long periods to hire the “right” person.
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