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Healthcare Grads Are In Demand
By: CareerCast.com
As the school year at U.S. colleges and universities ends, it's safe to assume most new college graduates who haven't finalized job offers yet are scrambling to land interviews and their first post-graduate jobs. Those job hunters should find the results of a new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) encouraging. According to the survey, this year's new bachelor's degree graduates are receiving average starting salaries 5.3% higher than those received by last year's grads. According to NACE Executive Director Marilyn Mackes, "The sizeable gains in several disciplines --- particularly in health sciences and business ...
The Outlook For Healthcare Providers In 2015
By: CareerCast.com
2014 was a good year for health insurers. Profits were up. Enrollment was up 16 million thanks to the healthcare marketplaces and Medicaid expansion in states that outsource to private MCOs to run their programs. Medicare Advantage plans remained popular among seniors and profitable for sponsors, and the number of plan options on health exchanges increased 25% from their first year. As we enter 2015, prospects for continued enrollment gains and solid financial performance are good. There were no major glitches in healthcare.gov in November, red states such as Tennessee announced plans to expand their Medicaid programs using vouchers enrollees ...
The Future Is Electronic Prescribing
By: CareerCast.com
Medical office automation continues to move at incredible speed. It is no longer just about making the change from paper to electronic technology systems, but also keeping up with the latest benefits that automation has to offer. One good strategy for forward-thinking physicians who are looking for ways to enhance their own efficiency is to introduce electronic prescribing into their daily practice. Doing so has become an important component in helping providers automate their offices in ways that contribute to better and safer patient care, while allowing them to spend more time with patients. READ MORE AT MODERN MEDICINE
Four High-Paying Healthcare Jobs That Aren't Medical
By: CareerCast.com
Jobs in the healthcare industry are on the rise due to an aging population, with many employment options expected to have double the openings over the next decade than any other sector. So there's a huge and growing number of job opportunities for people who work in medicine. If blood and guts gross you out, it doesn't mean you can't get a job in healthcare, however. There are many opportunities job seekers can look for without ever requiring a stethoscope or a lot of open wounds. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when you look at the ...
National Healthcare Hiring Trends Fuel Metro Job Growth
By: CareerCast.com
Nationally, the health care industry employs 14.5 million people, the Brookings report said. Although physicians are among the best-paid people in the nation, health care workers include people at all levels of education, skills and pay. The report was written by Martha Ross, a fellow at Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C., and Siddharth Kulkarni. a research assistant. Health care is a growing part of the economy, Ross said, adding 2.6 million jobs nationwide over the past decade, a 22.7 percent growth rate that is 10 times faster than the average for other industries. Of the 100 largest metro ...
Know Your Healthcare Options During The Job Search
By: CareerCast.com
Whether you’re a recent grad who’s never had to navigate the insurance conundrum before, or a parent with a family to cover, finding good health insurance –- not just a high salary –- is a big priority during your job search. As a former health insurance exec and founder of Wellthie, a digital healthcare startup, I’m well acquainted with the importance (and high price) of insurance. The average cost of a single person’s premium for employer-sponsored insurance is $490 per month, or $5,884 per year. (The average for families is $1,363 per month, or $16,351 annually.) Employees pay 18% of ...
A New App To Improve The Doctor-Patient-Pharmacist Dynamic
By: CareerCast.com
How can community pharmacies survive in today’s demanding environment, challenged by preferred pharmacy networks, stagnant or declining reimbursements, and slimmer profit margins? For independents armed with the right tools and a well-rounded offering of clinical services, it is possible not only to survive but thrive, says David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE, chief of innovation at Creative Pharmacist. In July the Creative Pharmacist, which specializes in solutions for community pharmacies seeking to expand their clinical services, launched Spark Health, a new health app available at the App Store, to help clinical community pharmacists connect with patients, follow their progress, and provide ...
8 Ways to Beat Stress and Burnout
By: CareerCast.com
Extreme stress and burnout are not abnormal for those who have healthcare jobs. Heavy workloads, odd hours, difficult situations and having other people's health and well-being in your hands, can place those working in the healthcare industry under great mental and physical pressure. Those who can identify the differences between stress and burnout, are best able to gain the greatest amount of satisfaction from their work. Coping strategies and figuring out what is most important in your life, can keep you healthy, happy and prevent physical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension, as well as mental illnesses like anxiety ...
Physical Therapy Careers Are In Demand
By: CareerCast.com
If you have ever had an injury or become disabled, you have likely worked with a physical therapist (PT). He or she was the professional who helped you regain strength and improve movement during your rehabilitation, the one who patiently but firmly coaxed you along the road to recovery. Physical therapy is not only critical to patient care, but makes a terrific career if you like to help people and appreciate the value of one-on-one interaction. According to the Unites States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for physical therapists, assistants and aides is one of the highest ...
Tips To Prepare For Healthcare Leadership Roles
By: CareerCast.com
One of the many privileges of advancing in your career is taking on more leadership responsibility. Many of you, at one point in the early part of your career, probably will be approached to be in charge of something, some people, or a project. My advice is to take advantage of any such opportunity. Taking on a leadership role earlier in your career will help you plan and become ready for more leadership roles as your career progresses—whether as a physician leader, division head, lab director, or researcher. Leadership may be natural to some, but it can easily be learned, ...