Dec. 6, 2012
-- While many people are struggling with finding a job or they are trying to find growth in their current profession, healthcare careers are excellent and the demand for healthcare professionals is still on the rise. According to the Labor Department the demand for healthcare services and providers and over the next seven years the will be grow by 70%.
Along with an aging population that is requiring more medical attention there is also an aging population that will open up vacancies in healthcare. Many nurses that had not been working full time or had retired came back in to the workforce as the primary bread winner during the last few years. As the economy improves these professionals will eventually look to go back to part time work and retire. “Over the past six months we have seen the demand for nursing and management positions increase significantly in rural healthcare” said Joe Brown, director of recruiting at Ironside Human Resources.
The other factor that has created a huge demand besides an aging population is the fact that fewer people are going to medical school, physical therapy and nursing school for training over the past decade. “Healthcare staffing firms are still seeing strong growth and many will continue to see double digit growth over the next few years” said Kara Carter, Managing Partner at Ironside HR.
Hospitals are creating around 84,000 new jobs a year according to the Department of Labor. According to the Department of Labor, healthcare should continue to see significant job growth due to demand until 2020. If you are looking for a new career or job growth, healthcare is a healthy choice.