Top Echelon Contracting recently reported that demand for Healthcare IT professionals has surged creating a new niche job for Recruiters to source candidates for. This increase in hiring demand is attributed to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) which provides funding for patient records to be converted into electronic health records. Job candidates with this combination of skills is challenging to find. Recruiters are experiencing difficulty sourcing IT professionals with healthcare understanding.
Our Hiring Scale™ heat map displays the national difficulty level of recruiting for Healthcare IT related positions. Across the US these positions are very hard-to-fill with Portland, OR experiencing the most difficult recruiting conditions. Below is a snapshot of candidate supply, hiring demand, average posting period and salary data in this metro area.
Baton Rouge, LA is one of the best locations to recruit this kind of talent with a large qualified candidate pool in relation to the level of hiring demand. New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Sacramento metros have the highest volume of job ads posted online. Below is a heat map of the national volume of online job ads for Healthcare IT related positions.
Recruiters filling these positions can become actively involved in local college training programs to build a talent pipeline or source contractors to fill these positions like some healthcare organizations are already doing to reduce costs. In job ads, Recruiters may need to include some of these most advertised skills required for this position: Project Management, Structured Query Language (SQL), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Structured Query Language (MS SQL), and System Analysis. It is also recommended to consider IT candidates who can communicate well with medical professionals.
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