As practitioner and technical healthcare jobs expected to grow 16.4%, competition also rises
It’s no secret, the healthcare technology industry is rapidly growing. According to the December Monthly Labor Review from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment gains by 2024 will be led by the healthcare industry, which is expected to contribute nearly a third of all new jobs. Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are expected to grow 16.4 percent and healthcare support occupations a whopping 23 percent. We are already experiencing a shortfall of healthcare and technical expertise – so where will we find this talent?
As we’ve seen with the boom in Silicon Valley and beyond, the competition for talent is becoming increasingly intense. Technology experts often have the choice to work for several great companies that offer amazing perks like free lunches and a shuttle to work. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?
Talent doesn’t appear overnight, it’s cultivated in classrooms and with hands-on experience. It takes time to turn our youth into tomorrow’s technology experts. Despite many tech companies connecting with the local communities and universities to offer hackathons, boot camps and ‘Hour of Code’ events, the shortage needs filled before these students will have even graduated from school.
However, for those tech and healthcare professionals already in the field, there are lots of interesting and appealing employment options. Given the choice, IT talent frequently picks the companies that offer them the best experience, salary, perks, opportunities for growth, flexible hours and cooperative coworkers. There are plenty of tech companies on the list of Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work, like Google, SalesForce, Twitter and more. But few of them come with the growth opportunities and exceptional quality of life as #76 on the list – Hyland, creator of OnBase.
Like the healthcare industry exceeding the growth rate of the rest of the economy, Hyland is growing well beyond the expected rate for the enterprise content management industry. With the rise of electronic medical records came the rise in enterprise content management to manage the nearly 65 percent of content stored outside of the EMR. ECM solutions are being used to connect all data throughout the enterprise including registration, clinical care, human resources and billing, just to name a few.
We’re hiring nearly 100 healthcare-focused positions through 2016, including Business and Technical Consultants, Project Managers and Implementation Specialists. These are global positions because more of our customers are joining us from all over the world, including Singapore, Australia, the UK and Brazil.
The healthcare IT industry is bursting at the seams and we’re looking for individuals who want to help healthcare organizations deliver the highest quality of care in the fastest manner possible. If you’re looking for new challenges and to leverage your healthcare experience in new ways, I encourage you to check our openings at OnBase.com/Careers.