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How Healthcare Careers Offer Long-Term Growth & Stability

How Healthcare Careers Offer Long-Term Growth & Stability

Many industries are leading the way to a swift recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and the recession that came with it. However, healthcare will always be a stable and predictable industry that offers long-term growth and stability.

Why join the healthcare industry?

Job Security

The healthcare industry is expected to grow 14% in the next ten years, which means you will have an easier time finding a job as a professional in this field. So, whether you have 13 years of specialized education or two years of a community college education, there will be opportunities available.

Location Options and Competitive Salaries

Healthcare professionals are in high demand worldwide, meaning you have the option to work in many locations. Additionally, healthcare facilities tend to offer high pay, thus, even entry-level salaries will be competitive. Plus, the more experience, training, and education you receive, the more lucrative your career can be.

Career Advancement

There are many opportunities to grow in your career within healthcare. You can further your education and acquire certification. (Some employers even may reimburse you!) Additionally, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement once you start a career in healthcare. Employers often prefer to promote a trusted employee instead of finding someone new for a higher-paying role, especially in healthcare.

Opportunities in High Demand

Medical Coding and Billing Specialists

Jobs in this field are plentiful because every healthcare provider uses coded documentation and records. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that demand for medical billing and coding specialists will rise by 8% in the next decade. Those who have completed a Medical Coding Certification program will be in particular demand.

Registered Nurses

According to the American Nurses Association, there’s a shortage of nurses, and their demand is only expected to go up. Nursing careers offer valuable benefits such as strong salaries, numerous opportunities, and a feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment. Additionally, there are many nursing specialties to choose from, and the expected growth for this field is 15% in the next decade.

Information Technology Specialists

Growing telemedicine needs, emerging technologies, and potential security threats create an even greater demand for talent. As healthcare continues to evolve, more jobs are developing that combine the skills of both IT workers and healthcare workers, which means IT is here to stay.

How to find your next career move…

When you look for a job in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to find a position you’re interested in with steady growth that you will enjoy for many years to come. If you could use a hand with updating your resume or finding your next opportunity with a reputable healthcare organization, please reach out to Ivonne Garcia at JSG. I will consult with you and discuss your options thoroughly to find you your next career move.

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3 Benefits To Working In Rural Healthcare

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It’s no secret that rural healthcare in America faces a wide set of challenges. However, it remains true that these organizations are a vital contributor to the wellbeing of our greater communities. At Johnson Search Group, we specialize in recruiting for these essential facilities. Along the way, we’ve discovered a long list of why healthcare professionals should consider taking their expertise to rural communities. Here are just a handful of reasons why you should make the move for the next step in your career!

Ability work across disciplines

In smaller facilities, healthcare professionals have the ability to work throughout multiple departments. This allows them not only to gain exposure to different practices and methods but also to share their unique skills and experiences throughout the organization. Furthermore, rural health employees often gain education from experiences unique to such a setting, such as wild animal attacks.

Better work-life balance

Compared with large hospitals, rural health organizations can often offer better work-life balance to their staff. Rural America boasts a lower cost of living. Additionally, you’ll find access to a host of activities like outdoor recreation and community events.

While there may be a greater time commitment, rural health understands and emphasizes the importance of family and community. With a local support system and a dedication to flexibility in caring for patients, many employees in rural health feel that the occupation is extremely rewarding. Ultimately, “healthcare workers who have a higher work-life balance reported a better safety culture and less burnout,” according to a study by BMJ Quality & Safety.

Opportunity to interact with the local community

Speaking of the local community, people who work in rural health have a much greater chance of seeing the impact they make. Additionally, these organizations are absolutely essential to the areas they serve. The medical care that Critical Access Hospitals and other rural healthcare facilities provide is an incredible gift to the community. When small communities have less access to advanced, specialized care, every emergency and medical service available becomes more and more essential.

Partner with our Healthcare Team

Rural healthcare is our passion and we partner with dozens of wonderful healthcare facilities throughout the nation. If you’re looking to make a transition into a rural healthcare organization, reach out to our Healthcare recruiting team. Whether you are a Clinical Coordinator of Care or an RN Case Manager, we have numerous opportunities in great communities. Reach out to us today!

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The Top 3 In-Demand Healthcare Jobs

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As a Healthcare Recruiter, I witness industry changes every day. We have dozens of great clients that rely on our expertise to fill their most critical positions. With the job market at an all-time high, employers must adjust their hiring processes to attract new candidates. My team and I have noticed several trends in the marketplace concerning the most in-demand positions in the healthcare industry. These are the three hottest healthcare jobs we are seeing currently!

Nurse Managers

From Inpatient Managers to ICU Managers, and even OR Nurse Managers, these are just a couple of nurse leadership roles that will be in high demand shortly. Over the next decade, roughly half a million registered nurses are set to retire. Nurse Managers are experienced professionals who bridge the gap between bedside care and administrative roles. They are also creating a professional environment where they are not only able to contribute to patient outcomes but also grow professionally within their career.

Case Managers/Utilization Review Managers

Most organizations are looking for Case Managers and Utilization Review Managers in all areas from hospital, hospice, and home care, to name a few. Case Managers try and find the most efficient and economical way of meeting the patients’ needs with the available resources. Just as important, the Utilization Review Manager ensures the patient’s health insurance company understands what’s happening during the patient’s treatment and works to prevent claim denials. Which is just as crucial to the provider and the patient. Thus, I believe every HR team needs at least one Case Manager/Utilization Review Manager position for their healthcare organization.

Information Technology

There are so many roles in IT that are in demand from Network Administrators to Sr. Application Analysts and Informaticists… The list goes on and on. Moreover, with the new Executive Order on price transparency, IT positions are just one area that will need to increase manpower. If you have been thinking about an IT career in healthcare, now is a great time to pursue it. If you are an Application Analyst, we are always working on these roles, so get in touch with me and my team if you are looking for your next opportunity!

We have a steady pipeline of candidates ready to transition into a new career path. So, if your Healthcare organization has any critical vacancies, please reach out to my team and me today!