Healthcare Jobs by Bernie Reifkind

Posted by admin on September 17, 2009

Jobs in healthcare.

My friends and colleagues are always asking me if there are still good jobs in health care.  Well here is a report by the United States Department of Labor released on September 4, 2009:

Employment in health care continued to rise in August (28,000), with

gains in ambulatory care and in nursing and residential care. Employ-

ment in hospitals was little changed in August; job growth in the

industry slowed in early 2009 and employment has been flat since May.

Health care has added 544,000 jobs since the start of the recession.

Basically this report suggests that healthcare jobs and healthcare employment remain healthy as the nation navigates it’s way through this recession.

I am seeing many resumes cross my desk of people asking me how to get into the healthcare field and I usually advise them that the health care industry is so huge, that you have to narrow down which part of the industry and where can you be of most service.

Do you want to work in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Home Health, Temporary Staffing, Healthcare Management, etc?

Maybe you need to work with a Healthcare Recruiter?

Working with a professional recruiter, also known as a headhunter, may be just what you need to kick your healthcare job search into high gear. Recruiters know about job openings that aren’t widely advertised and can offer sage insight into current hiring trends and salaries for particular positions.

But using a recruiter doesn’t guarantee you’ll easily land a job.  Look for a recruiter who specializes in your healthcare area. Get referrals from friends or professional acquaintances, or research possibilities in a sourcebook, such as Kennedy Information’s The Directory of Executive Recruiters.  Work with the one whose style most closely matches your own.

One last piece of advice: Recruiters do not find jobs for people, they find people for jobs.

I am Bernie Reifkind and my email address is:
Health Care Staffing Agency

One Response to “Healthcare Jobs by Bernie Reifkind”

  1. I think your piece of advice is helpful because it is traditionally recommended that you narrow your job search as much as you can because than you have a better opportunity to persuade the employer about how much they need you.

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