While some industries are laying off and firing workers during this pandemic, healthcare hiring is booming:
- March’s healthcare job postings are 35% ahead of January’s numbers.
- The top job category for postings is registered nurse, followed by physician, healthcare specialist, licensed practical nurse, patient care technician, and psychologist.
- The number of listings in different geographic regions is reflective of the current or expected influx of patients symptomatic of or diagnosed with COVID-19.
Experts are quick to note that hiring is always rather steady in healthcare, particularly in recent years. Healthcare, they observe, represented just 5% of the U.S. economy in 1960; now it’s nearly 18%.