For the second year running, our overall assessment on the healthcare job market is a positive one. The last ten years taught us, and many others, a valuable lesson. Healthcare is not recession proof, and the fundamental cycle of ups and downs affects us all.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2015 the healthcare sector alone created over 400,000 new jobs. As of February 2016, it’s estimated that this number might increase to as high as 500,000 by years end. Most of these jobs are being created by hospitals and Ambulatory Health Services facilities, and the current unemployment rate for the healthcare industry is estimated to be only 3.2%.
Interested in Radiology Compensation? The 2016 Allied Health Jobs & Compensation Review (AHJCR) is based on the total number of searches acquired by RSG Health Services between January 2015 and December 2015. Compiled data includes modalities within Medical Imaging, Ultrasound, Vascular, Cardiology and Laboratory. Similar to our previous reviews, the majority (95%) of the searches represented in this review consist primarily of hospital-based positions. Fifty-Two percent (52%) of searches conducted were for rural hospitals with populations of less than 50,000 residents. The complete report is available for download at www.rsghealth.com. Just click on the "resources" tab.