With an aging population, advancement in technology, and high medical spending, the healthcare industry became the largest employer in the United States in 2018. For the first time, healthcare surpassed manufacturing and retail as the top source of job creation and growth in the country. And by 2026, the industry is expected to create nearly 4 million jobs.
One of the main sectors of the healthcare industry to see large growth is technology. Below are 10 companies that all have plans this year to hire IT talent.
Amazon is present in many areas of our digital lives, online, at home, and even in supermarkets, so it’s not a surprise they are making plans to move into healthcare. The tech giant is competing directly in the industry with their cloud business, AWS, against Microsoft Azure and Alphabet’s Google Cloud. Amazon is also tapping into hospital and clinics with its famous voice technology, Alexa, in order to help surgeons with administrative tasks. Additionally, Amazon announced in January of this year that they are teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to form an independent healthcare company for their employees. With all of these plans, Amazon will most likely continue to hire tech talent to support their goal of breaking into the healthcare industry.
Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system operating 27 hospitals and various non-acute facilities, and health and educational services across 5 states. With this footprint, Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the country. According to Glassdoor, the organization has over 8,000 open positions, several of which are related to technology. Specifically, they are hiring Epic talent, such as Epic Beaker Application Analyst and Senior Project Manager of Epic Implementations.
Cerner completed an expansion of its headquarters in Kansas City last year and is actively planning to hire 600 new employees at its Kansas City campus. And if you’re a millennial with tech experience, then you’re in luck — Cerner has built its new campus to attract young talent. Their campuses follow in the footsteps of Silicon Valley corporate cultures by offering alternative benefits like monthly cooking classes, dog-walking services, and personal financial planning services.
Thanks to its headquarters in Verona, Wisconsin (just outside of Madison), Epic Systems has made the Midwest city a center for health information technology. The company has hired 3,200 people in the past three years and currently employees more than 9,000 people companywide. To put this in perspective, the company had ~400 employees in 2000.
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Texas Health Resources
They just announced plans for a $300 million expansion at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Construction is slated to start in mid-2018 with a targeted completion in 2021. The company was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 by Glassdoor, and is actively hiring more than 500 employees, with many of these roles in technology.
Alcon is another Texas-based company and subsidiary of Novartis AG with plans to continuously hire tech talent to support their organizational goals. The company manufactures ophthalmic surgery equipment and vision care lenses. Alcon created a digital commerce platform in 2016 and has focused on expanding that ever since by integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies into its strategy. The company has nearly 500 open positions listed on Glassdoor.
CVS Health is having a busy 2018 with acquisitions and plans to focus on providing innovative services through technology. In March, the company announced and was approved to acquire the healthcare company, Aetna. The company also announced the intention to acquire Anthem in 2020. CVS Health is also focusing on providing virtual care with its new MinuteClinics through their app. With all these changes and advancements, CVS Health has a large need for top, tech talent to join the company. They currently have 31,000 jobs listed on Glassdoor.
The healthcare giant built its latest technology hub in midtown Atlanta a couple of years ago and continues to add jobs to the local economy. The company has more than 150 jobs open just in Atlanta, including technicians and IT project managers. Kaiser Permanente is also planning to open a new medical office building in Sacramento, which will contribute to more job growth out west.
Partners Healthcare completed construction of its new headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2016 which can house about 4,200 employees in their finance, information technology, legal, human resources, and other administrative departments. The organization is a non-profit hospital and physician network that includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. They have more than 1,500 jobs posted on Glassdoor, with many in their Information Systems department and ranging from System Administrators to Epic Analysts.
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