The U.S. health care sector added more than 23,000 jobs last month, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with hospitals hiring about 10,000 new employees.
Despite a recession, the number of jobs in Washington state’s life sciences sector rose 9 percent from 2007 through the first quarter of this year, according to a report released at the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Associations 2011 Governor’s Life Sciences Annual.
Sara Kasper named Exe. Dir. Self-Funded Products and Services; Laura Sandstrom, V.P. Group Health Options; Barbara Trehearne, V.P. Clinical Excellence, Quality, and Nursing Practice; Cindy Johnson, Exe. V.P. Human Resources. Robert Reid, MD, Assoc. Med. Dir. Health Services Research & Knowledge Translation
As economic conditions force a tighter job market, new nurses find it’s harder than ever to land their dream job—or any job, for that matter.
“Nursing, even in hard times, was thought to be recession-proof.”
By Chris Linden and Melissa Suran, Medill News Service
It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. Nursing student Barbara Lopez had been told for a long time that she would have an easy time finding a job.
But it took her five months—starting before she graduated in June—to [...]
The President’s Council of Economic Advisers predicts strong growth in health-related employment in the U.S. over the coming years.
Health care practitioners and technicians, which include physicians, registered nurses, and other health professionals and technicians, are expected to be in increasing demand. Jobs for medical records and health information technicians are also projected to increase. Investments [...]