Changing Trends for Healthcare Careers

Posted March 20, 2014

Healthcare has been one of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest growing job fields since 2004.  The industry is frequently cited as a pillar of strength offering more job security and career potential than most other industries.  Because the industry is rapidly growing, healthcare careers have changed over the past few years.  If you’re considering a career in the healthcare industry it’s important that you recognize the changing trends.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 228,000 jobs have been added to the industry since 2012.  The increase is a result of an increasing need for manpower at hospitals, outpatient clinics and nursing homes.  The industry has become more challenging, thus creating a need for improvement.

New models of patient-centered care are emerging in response to an aging population and new technology.  The Affordable Care Act is transforming the healthcare system, which impacts job availability and the skills required for success in the healthcare industry.

Healthcare utilization rates have shown that even with an aging population and healthcare incentives, in the past ten years there has not been a decrease in the number of visits to hospitals, emergency rooms, or physicians offices.  However, a new need was discovered for expanding outpatient services. With the expansion of outpatient services, more healthcare jobs became available.

Providing healthcare outside the hospital requires integration in healthcare information at all levels of the healthcare system.  As technology advances and accurate patient information is tired directly to payment for services, occupations like medical transcription and medical coding/billing have rapidly grown.

The healthcare industry is working to provide quality care for patients by reducing payments to providers. With an increase in insured patients due to the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare career market is looking even more promising.

If you’re currently looking for an exciting new opportunity in the medical or healthcare industry, let the experienced recruiters at All Team Staffing find you the perfect position.  As a recognized leader in the healthcare staffing industry, we have access to the hidden job market. Apply today for our available employment opportunities and you could starting your next job tomorrow.