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Healthcare Industry Shows Growth For IT, Allied Health Recruiting In Q1 2014

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Jun 16, 2014 - 9:03:54 AM



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Physicians Still Number One Recruiting Priority, But Demand Rising For Other Professions

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DENVER - June 16, 2014 - According to a new report of its first quarter recruiting data, HEALTHeCAREERS, the leading healthcare recruitment website, witnessed a 16 percent increase in the total number of jobs posted year-over-year with strong growth among non-physician roles.

Though demand for physicians remains strong, accounting for 44 percent of all jobs posted to HEALTHeCAREERS, other healthcare roles showed considerable growth. Recruiting for information technology (23 percent), allied health (15 percent) and nurse practitioner roles (15 percent) grew substantially.

Highlights:

  • Healthcare recruiting increased seven percent over Q4 2013 and 16 percent year-over-year.
  • Infection disease/HIV, geriatric and emergency medicine showed the most growth among physician specialty roles.
  • Nursing, nurse practitioner and physician assistant jobs accounted for 27 percent of all job openings in Q1 2014.

"Our job posting data offers a compelling portrait of the healthcare recruiting landscape," said Bryan Bassett, Managing Director of HEALTHeCAREERS. "Although physicians and surgeons again account for the highest number of posted jobs, we're also seeing a rising demand for other vital professions. It's exciting to witness first-hand the growth in this industry."

HEALTHeCAREERS offers free access to its entire Q1 2014 Healthcare Jobs Snapshot, which explores trends impacting healthcare employment including the influx of new patients from the Affordable Care Act, the nation's aging population and high rates of physician turnover, among others.

About HEALTHeCAREERS

HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN) is the only true online single-source healthcare recruiting solution for providers and job seekers. HeCN provides a full spectrum of medical and healthcare jobs along with unparalleled access across disciplines and specialties. Employers are able to recruit qualified candidates and job seekers find employment opportunities specific to their individual career path. Designed to match qualified medical professionals with healthcare employers, HeCN also serves as a career destination complete with news, information, events, career resources and recruitment tools. To learn more about HeCN and our offerings for employers, recruiters and job seekers, please visithealthecareers.com, our blog, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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