Here's How Big Healthcare IsAfter the retail industry, healthcare employs more workers than any other sector of the economy. The government counted 15.84 million retail workers in May versus 15.7 million in healthcare. But unlike retail, the healthcare workforce is growing rapidly. In one year, healthcare added 329,000 new workers; retail added a mere 36,000.Read the rest of this entry »
It isn't just that healthcare is creating more jobs than any other sector. It ...
Ambulatory Healthcare Seeing Fastest GrowthHealthcare has been a powerful jobs creator, growing employment right through the Great Recession when other sectors of the economy were laying off workers.Read the rest of this entry »
In the 9 years since the recession began, healthcare added 2.5 million jobs. Meanwhile, it took the rest of the economy until November 2014 to regain the 8.6 million jobs lost between 2007 and 2010.
In an article on Health Affairs Blog, three researchers ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
National Nurses Week Recognizes the Year of the Healthy NurseThis is the Year of the Healthy Nurse and Saturday began National Nurses Week, which makes it all the more important to recognize these professional caregivers who work under demanding conditions attending to the sickest among us, with so many dealing with life and death on a regular basis.Read the rest of this entry »
This tradition of a trained cadre of professionals caring for the sick and injured dates its beginning to Florence Nightingale, whose ...
The Highest Paying Life Sciences Job You Never Heard OfWhat's the highest paying job in biotech you've probably never heard of?Read the rest of this entry »
OK. That's sort of a trick kind of question, since you can't really answer it if you've never heard of it. So we'll tell you what BioSpace said the job is: Medical Science Liaison.
The site, which describes itself as a "digital hub for news and careers" in life sciences, said the ...
Star Trek's Medical Tricorder Is a RealityAs any Trekkie (Star Trek fan for those not in the know) can tell you, a tricorder is a medical diagnostic device from the far future that, with a wave of a wand, can tell the doctor exactly what ails the patient.Read the rest of this entry »
Now that technology may soon be available to all of us.
A Philadelphia ER doctor, his engineer brother, and a handful of family have developed a device that ...
5% of Workers Account for Half of Healthcare CostsHealth workers wonder why their share of the cost of employer health plans goes up every year. Employers wonder the same.Read the rest of this entry »
The answer to why has many parts -- rising medical costs, the number and size of medical claims, the type of benefits the plan offers, these all contribute to the increase in premium charges. Yet even when a company's workforce is relatively young and healthy, it only takes a ...
Why It Takes So Long To Fill Health JobsWhy is it so hard to fill healthcare positions? Last year, the average time to fill a vacancy was 47.7 business days. That's over two months, and that's just counting the time until an offer is accepted.Read the rest of this entry »
Few other job categories take as long to fill. So what's the difficulty in filling healthcare jobs?
Let's start with the obvious: Not all jobs in healthcare take ...
Employment Growth Is SlowingEvery month, usually on the first Friday of the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issues what it calls the Employment Situation Summary. It's a data-rich snapshot of hiring, pay, and civilian employment -- and unemployment -- for the previous month. It's a closely watched report by economists, policymakers, investors and analysts, among others; it has the power to move the financial markets.Read the rest of this entry »
As headline making as the monthly reports ...
Shortage of Healthcare Workers Forecast to WorsenThe shortage of workers that has plagued the healthcare industry for years won't change in the foreseeable future. In fact, it is likely to get worse.Read the rest of this entry »
A Research and Markets staffing forecast predicts healthcare's staffing needs will grow at a compound annual rate of 13.7% through 2021. The growth in demand for registered nurses will be particularly acute, increasing between 14% and 16%.
"Thus the shortage of ...