Americans hear a lot about manufacturing jobs, automation and outsourcing, but the less heralded set of changes in healthcare are just as profound. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare professions will add the most jobs of any occupation group from 2014 to 2024. Yet those new jobs will not necessarily resemble the healthcare jobs of the past: not only will the total level of healthcare employment rise, but also its composition will shift. The traditional role of healthcare as a modest but steady and predictable source of job growth is about to change.
For healthcare recruiters, these changes raise questions that are as clear as they are unsettling. Are these trends are already evident? How does the tightness of the labor market as a whole affect this industry? This report reviews data from the BLS and iCIMS’ proprietary data to assess the current state of hiring in healthcare, with an eye out for those big changes on the horizon.