Healthcare Leads Robotics Hiring Demand

During June 2013, more than 3,400 jobs for healthcare professionals in the United States included requirements for robotics skills and experience. This is a 32% year-over-year increase compared to June 2012 and more than 375% in the last 4 years. In fact, demand in healthcare now outpaces all other fields that require this skill set, including technology, production, maintenance/repair, and engineering occupations.

Hiring Demand for Robotics Skills by Occupation - 4 Year Hiring Trend

Hiring Demand for Robotics Skills
Source: WANTED Analytics

Within healthcare, the most commonly advertised job titles that include robotics requirements are:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Director of Surgical Services
  • Surgical Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Research Associate
The metropolitan areas that are currently advertising the most job ads for healthcare professionals with robotics skills are Phoenix (AZ), San Diego (CA), Miami (FL), New York (NY), and Sacramento (CA).

Current Volume for Robotics Skilled Healthcare Job Ads

Hiring Demand Map for Healthcare Jobs with Robotics Skills
Source: WANTED Analytics

With demand for healthcare professionals with robotics qualifications growing steadily, it's likely to be moderately difficult to source potential candidates. As demand continues, conditions and the level of difficulty may increase. According to the Hiring Scale™, this occupation scores a 41 on average across the United States. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult conditions.) On average, these jobs remain advertised online for more than 7 weeks, meaning that employers are likely to experience a long time-to-fill. Some of the best areas to recruit this talent are Durham-Chapel Hill (NC), New York (NY), and St. Louis (MO). In these areas, hiring demand remains low, yet there are pools of qualified potential candidates. Durham-Chapel Hill presents the least difficulties, scoring a 15 on the Hiring Scale, far below the national average of 41.

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