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Industry workers express misgivings about job market

December 4, 2012
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Healthcare analysts remain bullish on job prospects in the industry in general, but that optimistic attitude doesn’t always filter down to members of the actual workforce.

The healthcare staffing firm Randstad Healthcare reports that in the latest quarterly survey from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, only 13% of healthcare workers believe there are currently more jobs available in the industry. Moreover, only 23% say they are likely to look for a new job in the next year, compared with 37% who reported in the previous quarter that they were likely to do this.

Respondents in general were more positive about the financial health of the organization for which they now work.

The composition of the survey sample includes physicians, healthcare administrators and other health professionals, with the latest online survey conducted during periods in July, August and September. How do these respondents’ views compare with what you’re seeing in the specialty addiction treatment sector?

Randstad executive vice president Steve McMahan says in response to the latest data, “Despite a slight decrease among a few of the confidence measures, such as intentions to seek new employment and overall strength of the economy, the healthcare industry remains one of the fastest growing sectors. The reality is that healthcare jobs will be in high demand for many years to come, due to an aging population, healthcare reform and technological advances.”



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