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What to Ask Before You Start Your Healthcare Career
By: CareerCast.com
Beginning a career in the health field will provide many opportunities for you to succeed. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the healthcare industry is expected to one of the fastest growing industries over the next decade, creating 28% of all new jobs in the U.S. economy with a growth rate of 33%, the equivalent of 5.7 million new jobs. This growth surge is being fueled by an increasing demand due to the life expectancy of an aging population living longer. While the outlook of the healthcare industry is positive, there are still questions that you need to ask ... more
Landing An Executive Job In Healthcare
By: CareerCast.com
Not every hospital or practice is looking to move physicians up into leadership roles, but Gibb Wingate, a senior recruiting consultant for The Delta Companies, says the good ones are. “It’s important to a lot of doctors to have a physician’s perspective in administration,” he says. “Sadly, sometimes it can seem like two opposing sides.” A 2010 report by PwC found that 56% of physicians surveyed did not trust hospitals in partnerships because of a lack of representation on the board and in other leadership roles. But more hospitals are beginning to embrace the important role physicians can play in ... more
Evaluating Revenue Cycle Management
By: CareerCast.com
Deciding whether to hire a vendor to handle revenue cycle management (RCM) for your practice is a big decision. The 10 questions that follow will help you evaluate the candidates and make the best choice for your practice. What is the cost and what do I get for that price? The cost of revenue cycle management (RCM) services can vary significantly depending on the size and complexity of services. Some charge monthly fees while others charge a percentage of the total amount collected. Two vendors may charge similar rates, but what is included in that price can vary. It’s important ... more
Healthcare Recruiter Red Flags
By: CareerCast.com
Picture this: You are a hiring manager and have your whole day planned out. The job candidate is five minutes late for the scheduled interview and hasn’t called. Should you wait and risk delaying your schedule? If you happen to be that candidate, this situation is obviously not going to be in your favor. You want to avoid raising healthcare red flags like this, marking you as a potentially undesirable job applicant. It begins with doing everything in your power to submit a perfect resume. The Resume A typical previewer will spend only a few seconds skimming even the best ... more
What Physicians Should Know Before Changing Careers
By: CareerCast.com
With heavy patient loads and uncertainty surrounding health reform, it’s not surprising that many physicians occasionally feel overwhelmed or burnout. But for those looking to make a radical career change away from primary care, Physician Executive Coach Ashley Wendel, MA, CMC, PDC, says they should first consider their options. “I think there is so much change and so much squeeze happening in healthcare right now that physicians feel a little bit helpless, and some of them are taking the steps to say, ‘I don’t like where this is going, and I’m going to look to do something else,’” Wendel says. ... more
Healthcare And Technology Intersect In The Future Job Market
By: CareerCast.com
A 10-year forecast shows that personal care aides, nursing assistant and home health aides will offer the most new jobs in the sector, according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The need for licensed practical nurses will increase 36 percent, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To keep up with the demands of the job market, organizations like Canadian Valley Technology Center are adapting health-related courses to ensure students complete coursework and are ready for immediate employment. READ MORE AT NEWSOK.COMmore
The Changing Jobs in Healthcare Administration
By: CareerCast.com
You can't read an online jobs report without coming across a headline announcing prospected job increases in medical professions. As millions of baby boomers retire over the next decade, medical professionals are being lost as the medical system itself becomes more burdened. Try typing "Baby Boomers" and "Medical Professions" into your favorite search engine and take your pick of the thousands of articles that pop up. Take this Washington Post article for example, " Retirements by baby-boomer doctors, nurses could strain overhaul ." With the explosion of jobs in medical professions comes a concurrent need for qualified heath care professionals ... more
Spike In Healthcare Employment Expected With The Affordable Care Act
By: CareerCast.com
Two years before the Affordable Care Act became law and three years before its full implementation, a cadre of concerned professionals was already asking an important question: Who will take care of all these new patients? Experts estimate that the additions of new workers to insurance rolls under the Affordable Care Act, increasing the need for health care specialists in everything from medical billing to medical sonography. “In general, when people have health insurance, they demand more health care,” said Joanne Spetz, who teaches in the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco. Which is ... more
Genome Project Could Be Medicine's Future
By: CareerCast.com
When the first Viking explorers began settling Iceland, none could have imagined that their descendants would pioneer the future of modern medicine by surveying the human genome. Fast forward 1000 years to today, when an Icelandic company has revealed its success in sequencing the largest-ever set of human genomes from a single population. The new wealth of genetic data has already begun changing our understanding of human evolutionary history. It also sets the stage for a new era of preventive medicine based on individual genetic risks for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The milestone in genome sequencing comes ... more
Top Healthcare Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
Even during the depths of the recession and the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, healthcare is considered among the most stable of careers. America’s aging population and evolving healthcare coverage point to top healthcare jobs across a wide range of disciplines. Primary and clinical careers Registered nurses. With the huge Baby Boom generation now carrying their AARP cards and the senior population predicted to surge in the next decade, the market will be wide open for private-duty and institutional nurses. The potential for career development includes options as a licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or nurse manager. The highest-skilled ... more