Total employment increased by nearly 170,000 jobs in August, with healthcare jobs accounting for 33,000 of those, according to a report released September 6 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Ambulatory healthcare had the most growth with 26,600 added jobs, home healthcare services added 9,500 jobs, nursing and residential care facilities added 5,200 jobs and hospitals added 900 jobs, said a GovHealthIT.com article on the report.
This goes along with recent findings that health IT jobs are in high demand, experiencing 3 percent year-over-year growth.
Even students at the college level are seeing the opportunity in the health IT sector, as data science and public health majors are considered to be among the high-growth college majors that lead to jobs.
If you’re interested in one of these specialties, search our available jobs to find the healthcare IT job that’s right for you.