As you may know, the Affordable Care Act requires more Americans to have medical insurance and changes the way many American consumers shop for healthcare. Have these recent developments affected hiring demand in the direct health and medical insurance industry? As of October 2013, hiring at insurance companies reached a 4-year high with more than 30,300 job ads. This represents a 69% increase over the same time last year. Access to healthcare may be increasing demand for professionals in this industry, however, the Affordable Care Act was hardly mentioned in job ads.
Hiring Demand for the Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers Industry
Which jobs were most in-demand by the direct health and medical insurance carrier industry? Below is a list of the most commonly advertised occupations in this industry and their year-over-year growth rate.
|Occupation||Volume||Year to Year % Growth|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||2753||50.40%|
|Computer Systems Analysts||1771||73.50%|
|Customer Service Representatives||1346||55.10%|
|Information Technology Project Managers||974||116.40%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers||939||52.40%|
|Insurance Sales Agents||840||51.10%|
Each of the most advertised occupations saw year-over-year increases in demand with hiring for Nurse Practitioners rising the most, up 128.9%. Nurses may not seem like an occupation that should appear on this list as you might associate more administrative positions with insurance carriers. However, there are many duties that Nurses can perform for insurance companies and there are multiple job titles that fall under the Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Standard Occupational Classification codes. Below are some examples of the job titles commonly advertised for Nurses at direct health and medical insurance carriers.
|Most Commonly Advertised Nurse Job Titles at Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers|
The job descriptions for nursing positions in the direct health and medical insurance carrier industry require Nurses to plan and coordinate care for high risk members, provide support and review of medical claims, complete a full assessment or physical history for patients in the comfort of their own home, oversee clinical information and case monitoring, assess and analyze an injured employee to evaluate their medical and vocational needs, among other things. Are you competing with the direct health and medical insurance carrier industry for nursing talent?
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