By Jason Lovelace, president of CareerBuilder Healthcare
Millions of baby boomers are beginning to retire, leaving vacant positions in the workforce and also requiring more medical attention in the coming decades. This growing demand has helped the health care industry weather the economy better than many other industries, and as a result it has a strong future for workers.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the U.S. will add 5.6 million health care positions between 2010 and 2020. Supporting that estimate is a recent CareerBuilder survey, which found that 22 percent of health care hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent health care employees in 2013.
Yet, the same survey found that 23 percent of health care employers have open positions for which they’ve been unable to find qualified applicants. Although demand is quickly rising and possibly outpacing the education and training of job seekers, many qualified workers may be unaware that jobs in health care extend beyond the roles of physicians, surgeons and nurses – though those positions certainly are in demand. Workers with skills in marketing, engineering and business are also important to helping a health care organization run.
To help you locate a job in this in-demand field, we’ve put together a list of 13 health care companies hiring workers right now:
1. Almost Family Inc.
Health care focus: Home health (geriatric)
Sample job titles: Home care director/administrator, clinical manager, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, PTA, COTA, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, home health aide, account executive, patient care liaison, home care rep.
Location: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania
2. American Cancer Society
Health care focus: Oncology
Sample job titles: Network engineer, community manager (fundraising)
3. BAYADA Home Health Care
Health care focus: Home health
Sample job titles: Clinical manager, RN, LPN, HHA, CNA, client services manager
Location: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii
4. BrightStar Care
Health care focus: Home health care/medical and nonmedical services
Sample job titles: Home health aide, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, sales/marketing manager
5. Covenant Healthcare
Health care focus: Hospital
Sample job titles: Therapist, pharmacist, nurse
Location: Saginaw, Mich.
6. CRC Health
Health care focus: Specialized behavioral health
Sample job titles: Counselor, case manager, regional director, nurse
7. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Health care focus: Long-term care, home health, services at home and other community-based services
Sample job titles: Certified nursing assistant, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, director of nursing services, director of home care
Location: Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota
Health care focus: Long-term care facilities
Sample job titles: MDS nurse, STNA, CNA, director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, cook, dietary aide
Location: Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
9. IASIS Healthcare
Health care focus: Acute care hospitals and behavioral health hospital
Sample job titles: ICU nurse, telemetry nurse, labor and delivery nurse, director of case management, director of surgical services
Location: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas, Utah
10. Infinity Rehab
Health care focus: Senior rehabilitation services
Sample job titles: Outpatient physical therapist, inpatient physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist
Location: Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Alaska
11. UHS – Universal Health System Inc.
Health care focus: Behavioral health facilities, acute care hospitals and ambulatory centers
Sample job titles: Nursing, physician, corporate, allied health, executive, behavioral health
12. US Healthworks
Health care focus: Urgent care
Sample job titles: Physician, physical therapist, director of compliance
13. Steward Health Care System
Health care focus: Hospital
Sample job titles: Allied health, nursing, nurse leadership/administration
Jason Lovelace is the president of CareerBuilder Healthcare.