Secrets of the Job Hunt


Friday, July 11, 2008

Healthcare Jobs on The Rise

Jobs in health care are in high demand across the country and they will continue to be for the foreseeable future. The shortage of health care staff in hospitals and doctor’s offices is serious in many parts of the country.

But health care jobs today are different than they have been in the recent past. The days of doctors and nurses who only worked in hospitals or physician’s offices are gone. The opportunities in health care today are vastly different and there are a broad array of opportunities in many different areas.

According to the U. S. Department of Labor, there will be a 30% increase in the number of health care jobs required by the year 2014. That means we will see a need for more than 4,000,000 new health care jobs! Those jobs won’t just be filled in hospitals and doctor’s offices. There is a growing need for health care workers in insurance companies, disease management companies, call centers, 24/7 triage centers, urgent care clinics, occupational health services, hospices, and nursing homes.

With the aging population and graying of the Baby Boomers, there is an escalating need for more health care workers across the world. Coupled with the explosion in medical technology and discovery of new, more intensive treatments for various diseases, the health care industry is a lucrative field for a career. Diagnosis of diseases is much more sophisticated today and improving every day requiring more radiologists, laboratory technicians, and other ancillary staff.

Along with healthcare jobs will come other health services needs such as file clerks, claims processors, purchasing clerks, food services staff, accountants, and auditors. The need for health care workers will further spur a flexible work schedule enabling part-time and flex-time staff to fill critical positions

Jobs in health care are on the rise and will continue to be into the next three decades. A career in health care can be personally rewarding and will provide a much needed service.

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