DENVER, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The healthcare job industry showed steady growth last year, with no signs of slowing down in 2016, according to Health eCareers' newly released 2015 Year Over Year Healthcare Jobs Snapshot.
New healthcare positions accounted for 18 percent of the 2.7 million jobs added to the U.S. economy in 2015, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Healthcare employment expanded by 475,000 in 2015, compared with a gain of 309,000 in 2014, an increase of 54 percent. Hospital hiring was particularly robust, growing by 172,000 positions and accounting for 36 percent of total healthcare jobs created.
With experts predicting further increases in the number of Americans enrolling in health insurance coverage in 2016, providers ranging from small practices and clinics to large healthcare systems anticipate adding jobs in order to meet the growing needs of patients and the increased demand for healthcare services.
- Opportunities increased for physicians/surgeons (up 15 percent), physician assistants (up 17 percent) and nurse practitioners (up 7 percent), as indicated by the number of jobs posted on Health eCareers in 2015 when compared to the previous year.
- The top 10 states for healthcare jobs in 2015 as illustrated by Health eCareers employer job postings were, in descending order, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, Washington, Illinois, Virginia, Georgia and Ohio.
- Physicians/surgeons and nurses remained the top areas of recruitment, followed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Want to learn more about the health of the healthcare jobs industry? Get the full 2015 Year-Over-Year Healthcare Jobs Snapshot.
About Health eCareers
Healthcare is all about connection, and Health eCareers is the healthcare industry's career hub for professionals, employers and associations. With a network of more than 2.3 million job seekers, thousands of healthcare employers and more than 100 exclusive association partners, Health eCareers is designed to match qualified healthcare professionals – from physicians to non-clinical staff – with medical providers looking for top talent. And with the addition of SHIFT, Health eCareers has also become the destination to find temporary healthcare work. But Health eCareers is more than just a place to look for your next job — it's a resource to help you advance your career at every stage. That's why Health eCareers also includes industry news and career advice targeted to your healthcare specialty. For employers, Health eCareers offers innovative recruiting tools and services and healthcare hiring data that you won't find anywhere else. To learn more, visit healthecareers.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Health eCareers is a DHI Group, Inc. service.
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