The hospital and healthcare system is experiencing an increase in vacancies this year, seeing an impressive rate of employment growth.
This March the healthcare industry added 8,300 jobs, statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal.
The overall healthcare sector has been recovering since the pandemic, as over 294,000 jobs were lost due to Covid-19.
However, despite past two years, the ambulatory sector has seen the largest increase in jobs – adding 53,000 jobs in February.
NHS workers have experienced more pressure post-pandemic, which could help explain the boost of jobs in the healthcare system.
Adding to this, nurse vacancies are up 9% since last year; with every region in the UK seeing an increase.
New data reveals NHS staff vacancies have reached 110,000 – which is a record-breaking number.
The NHS is the largest employer in the UK for healthcare, as it has been employed more than 1.5 million people.
LinkedIn has released an updated ‘Jobs on the Rise’ report, detailing the most in-demand jobs for 2022. Here is their healthcare rankings:
- Vaccine Specialist: The role of a vaccine specialist supports the production, distribution and education of vaccinations to the general public. There’s many sectors they can work in e.g. clinics, pharmaceutical sales and community outreach.
- Surgical Intensive Care Nurse: This job entails caring for patients who are critically ill after intensive medical procedures e.g. open heart or lung surgery. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed for this role, as well as the ability to work in stressful environments.
- Postpartum Nurse: These nurses care for and help new mothers and their newborns, as well as monitoring potential postpartum issues e.g. postpartum depression or other complications.
- Molecular Biologist: Examining plant, animal or human genetics and the relationships between them. They often work in a laboratory and are employed by hospitals, universities or pharmaceutical companies.
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