No matter the season, political climate or changing trends, some professions will always be in demand.
Periods of oversupply or shortages are inevitable, but the need for doctors and health care workers isn’t going anywhere - and similarly, individuals like you who recruit them.
According to the College Foundation of North Carolina, registered nurses and medical professionals break the top of the list for those who are most in demand and highest paid.
If that doesn’t surprise you, consider the 2021 Best Jobs list by the U.S. News & World Report. Physician assistants were ranked #1, followed by nurse practitioners at #3, medical and health services management at #4, and physicians at #5.
Rankings were based on a few variables, including:
- Median salary
- Unemployment rate
- 10-year growth volume
- Future job prospects
- Stress level
- Work-life balance
If it seems significant that medical professionals take up four of the top five, that’s because it is.
You’ve probably understood from your recruitment experience that the career path of a health care provider can be challenging, but it can also be extremely rewarding - personally, professionally and financially.
Although burnout is very real, and shouldn’t be ignored, it can happen to anyone in any profession or industry. However, these results suggest that health care professionals are compelled by work they do and see opportunities to grow - maybe even more than other professions.
While some specialties are in higher demand than others, the need for physicians and advanced practice providers isn’t going to expire. Wherever a medical professional is located, whatever specialty or health care profession they’re pursuing, there will always be a need for the critical work they do to heal our communities.
Questions about recruiting physicians in high demand? We’re here to help. Contact us at ProTeam@PracticeLink.com.