The healthcare industry added 32,000 jobs in February and is hiring temporary medical workers at an accelerated rate. Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (ESMI), released their "list of occupations getting hired as temporary workers at an accelerated rate" with Registered Nurses reaching the number 5 position, a 15% growth rate. The placement rate at healthcare staffing agency American Traveler is tracking with and, in some cases, outpacing the national trend in contingent healthcare staffing.
Healthcare staffing continued its torrid hiring pace in February by adding 32,000 new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ambulatory health care services jobs increased by 14,000 over the month while hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities gained 9,000 jobs per category. Healthcare staffing has been averaging roughly 30,000 new jobs per month for the past year, many registered nurse jobs. Over two-thirds of the health care employment gains within this time frame occurred in ambulatory health care services.
In related news, Career Builder and Economic Modeling Specialists International, an employment and economic analysis firm, released their "list of occupations that are getting hired as temporary workers at an accelerated rate" with Registered Nurses reaching the number 5 position. There are 66,844 total temporary registered nurse jobs in the nation with 8,766 added from 2010 to 2012 resulting in a 15 percent growth rate. Nursing and home health aides followed registered nurses in the 6th and 7th positions earning 19 % and 21% growth respectively.
The placement rate at American Traveler is tracking with and, in some cases, outpacing the national trend in contingent healthcare staffing. In January 2013, our position postings increased by 88% over the same period last year." says Beth Beam, Regional Business Development at healthcare staffing agency, American Traveler. "We've seen significant growth in demand for RN's in almost all specialties – with Critical Care, ICU, and Labor and Delivery leading the pack. This really is an ideal moment for registered nurses to consider travel nursing.
American Traveler, a nationwide supplier of travel nurses to hospitals, has staffed over 75% of the U.S. News Best Rated Hospitals. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, American Traveler is a leader in the travel nurse staffing industry providing short-term, per diem, and permanent healthcare staffing positions to over 3,500 hospitals and health systems nationwide.
According to the U.S. employment outlook report released by Simply Hired, these are the thirteen healthcare providers among the top 25 hiring healthcare workers in February:
- Atlanta, Georgia: Northside Hospital - 837 jobs
- Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts General Hospital - 1,165 jobs
- Charlotte, North Carolina: Carolinas Healthcare System - 1,934 jobs
- Dallas, Texas: Baylor Health Care System - 2,985 jobs
- Denver, Colorado: HealthONE - 1,342 jobs
- Houston, Texas: HCA Healthcare - 736 jobs
- Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota: UnitedHealth Group - 1,819 jobs
- Orlando, Florida: Adventist Health System - 725 jobs
- Phoenix, Arizona: Banner Health - 1,220 jobs
- Sacramento, California: Sutter Health - 568 jobs
- San Francisco Bay, California: Sutter Health - 1,382 jobs
- St. Louis, Missouri: Saint Louis University Hospital - 393 jobs
- Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida: BayCare Health System - 1,283 jobs
With a wide array of flexible staffing options, proprietary IT solutions and a large pool of qualified travel nursing professionals, American Traveler has helped boost fill rates, scale-back costs and facilitate staff performance for major health organizations like these -- and many others -- nationwide. The company's expertise in providing service to healthcare employers and to professionals alike provides a unique opportunity to support positive growth trends in the healthcare industry.