For anyone out looking for jobs, they are likely find a wealth of openings in health care. According to the newest report from the Department of Labor, the sector contributed 39,000 new jobs to the market in June. This has continued several months of consistent growth for the sector, which added 46,000 jobs to the economy in May and 44,000 in April.
Ambulatory health care services and hospitals saw the most job growth within the sector, per the Labor Department's numbers. What do these gains mean for the industry, though? And why are they occurring in the first place?
"More patients are insured and seeking health care services."
Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, more patients are insured and seeking health care services, which may play a part in these rising numbers. However, others have different perspectives.
Kevin Palisi, an HR and executive search consultant and founder and managing director of Ancora Search in Milford, Connecticut, told Monster.com that certain increases in the health care job market coincide with boosted reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
"Whenever CMS creates revenue opportunities for anything around Medicare or Medicaid, there are companies that will aggregate supply and demand for those services, and you'll see that with chronic care management," said Palisi, who has spent over 14 years recruiting and acquiring talent in health care.
Whatever the reason for these steady increases, health care providers can prepare for growing demands and staff sizes with the proper resources to educate and train their new and existing employees.
For more information about how you can better train your staff to improve your quality of care, accounts receivable management and your overall financial efficiency, contact Professional Medical Services today.