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Healthcare Job Trends

The growth in healthcare employment means more and more opportunities for workers, but many jobs are moving outward from hospitals to urgent care clinics, outpatient surgery centers and ambulatory care facilities…

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Infographic: The Doctor Shortage

A recent report from the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates 52,000 new physicians will be necessary by 2025 to keep up with growing healthcare demands. Population growth, aging populations and increased access to healthcare are among the reasons for the…

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Infographic: Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, millions of people are gaining health coverage and access to healthcare. However, there may be a shortage of doctors to treat these patients in many parts of the United States, suggests a new infographic from the Commonwealth Fund…

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Nurses with advanced degrees more likely to land jobs after graduation

Despite a recent report that there are fewer jobs for nurses in hospitals, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has good news for students graduating this May from entry-level bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs: New data shows they are much more likely to receive a job offer upon graduation than any other field.

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Is There Really a Physician Shortage?

Large coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act have reignited concerns about physician shortages. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) continues to forecast large shortfalls (130,000 by 2025) and has pushed for additional Medicare funding of residency slots as a key solution…

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Healthcare jobs rebound

For the second month in a row, the national employment situation did better than expected. In November, employment rose by 203,000 with the healthcare sector among those with the strongest gains.
In October, the healthcare sector added 15,000 jobs. In November, the industry jumped back in the saddle, gaining 28,400 jobs…

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The New Era of Physician Employment

Increased regulation, rising technology costs and added administrative work are just a few factors washing away the self-employed physician era. The rising number of physicians employed by hospitals brings with it potential benefits and drawbacks. For example, easier collaboration and improved communication provided…

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