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Tips For The Medical Job Search
In terms of the medical job search, the employment picture for healthcare professionals presents the classic “good news/bad news” scenario. The good news? Healthcare is one of the hottest industries in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts faster-than-average job growth through 2020 in disciplines ranging from physician and surgeon to medical assistants, to physical therapists and many more. The biggest gainer? Home health aides – projected to rise an amazing 70 percent as the Baby Boom generation continues into its senior years. The bad news? The best jobs are not going to just fall into your ...
Retail Care Growth And Patient Demand
Access: It's one word that may ultimately reignite the expansion of retail medicine in 2014 and beyond. CVS Caremark has added 200 new clinics since 2011, with another 850 planned by 2017. While it’s still too soon to predict a large-scale national expansion in clinic numbers, some experts believe their calling card—convenience—should be a consideration for every medical practice in the United States. Retail clinics made their way into the healthcare market in the early 2000’s and began to grow significantly about 7 years ago. Since 2006 the number of retail clinics nationwide has expanded eight-fold from roughly 200 clinics ...
Advances In Preventive Healthcare
The genetic testing services provided by Counsyl help people make knowledgeable decisions about their lives. They offers three tests: Family Prep Screen, Informed Pregnancy Screen and Inherited Cancer Screen. "We said, 'We’re gonna make the genome practical and useful for decisions, finally, after so long,'" says Ramji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO of Counsyl. The Family Prep Screen and Informed Pregnancy Screen provide future parents with information about the genes that they will potentially pass on to children; the Family Prep Screen does so before conception whereas the Informed Pregnancy Screen test does so after. Genetic counselors are then available to ...
Health Care Jobs Aid Drop in Unemployment
Employment opportunities in healthcare remain abundant this Fall, as reported in the most recently released national jobs numbers. The September employment figures from the Bureau of Labors Statistics (BLS) showed an unemployment rate below 8% for the first time in nearly four years, with healthcare spurring on the growth. Careers in healthcare continue to show promise with 44,000 additions made in September, bringing the total for 2012 to 295,000 new jobs created. In tumultuous economic times, healthcare has become a rock of stability. Trends suggest those seeking employment in healthcare should look in fields that specialize outside of the hospital ...
10 Challenges Facing Healthcare Professionals
Every challenge is an opportunity. And while this list of 10 challenges facing physicians seems daunting and nearly insurmountable for smaller office-based practices, many believe there is tremendous upside for primary care physicians in leading healthcare delivery in the United States in 2014 and beyond. The result could mean more autonomy; it could mean better quality of life for you and your patients, and hopefully result in less interference with the doctor-patient relationship. But it’s going to take work, management experts say. Physicians will need to reinvent their operations to create efficiencies and thoroughly evaluate the revenue cycle to maximize ...
Mapping Your Future: Which Healthcare Administration Job Fits You?
In today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry, the presence of effective administrators is more important than ever. Whether you come from a business, management, or healthcare background, a master’s degree in healthcare administration is the perfect way to prepare for a career in this dynamic field. At USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Executive Master of Health Administration online degree program is helping students do just that. However, earning a degree is just the first step. You’ll have to decide which of the many exciting jobs in healthcare administration is the best fit for you. From advocacy to hospital ...