There’s never been a more opportune time to be a healthcare professional in the United States. Healthcare has always been an essential human need but now the graying of America means a steadily rising demand for medical services.
It’s in this context that healthcare is in the midst of a job boom with employment expected to grow 14 percent by 2028. That will add well over 2 million jobs, a figure unmatched by any other industry. This is welcome news for traditional healthcare careers such as surgeons, nurses and therapists, as well as non-physician hospital roles such as IT specialists, social workers, chaplains, housekeepers and data analysts.
Nevertheless, despite this sea of opportunities, your ability to find the right openings depends on knowing where and how to look. There are at least hundreds of online resources you could use for healthcare job search. At a more general level, you can perfect your resume with online resume builders such as ResumeBuild site. At a more healthcare-specific level, here’s a look at five online resources that’ll lead you to the right job.
1. Health eCareers
Health eCareers is one of the largest portals for job openings in healthcare. In operation for more than a quarter-century, it brings together job openings at thousands of leading healthcare employers on the one hand and millions of medical professionals including surgeons, physicians, nurses, CRNAs and physician assistants on the other.
You can find job listings in not just doctor/physician specialties, nursing, pharmaceutical and dental health but also biotechnology, allied health, hospital operations and healthcare administration.
2. New England Journal of Medicine
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals in the world. In continuous publication for over 200 years, it has claimed its place as a pacesetter incredible groundbreaking medical research. Its articles are cited much higher than most other medical journals. So when NEJM established a careers website, the new service rode on the stellar reputation of the journal.
And it hasn’t disappointed. NEJM CareerCenter comes with comprehensive physician speciality and advanced practice provider job postings. You can create an account and apply from within the website. Upload your resume, search vacancies for specific employers and/or sign up for job alerts. NEJM CareerCenter also includes a broad range of informative articles that provide tips on job search and career advancement for advanced practice providers and physicians.
PracticeLink primarily specializes in the physician job market. It, however, does provide the option to search for jobs and upload a resume in relation to other clinical roles like allied health, nursing, non-clinical and health administration roles.
PracticeLink stands out from most healthcare job boards in that it prohibits recruiting firms from creating profiles on the site. Only direct employers such as hospitals, clinics and practices, are allowed to have an account, sign in and search for suitable candidates from its vast talent pool.
Like NEJM CareerCenter, PracticeLink has a career sources section with diverse advice for job seekers including financial planning, career moves, job market statistics and healthcare manager tips.
Online since 1994, MedZilla is among the oldest job sites in the world. It lists openings in biotech, pharmaceutical and health science. To find a relevant opening, start by indicating where you’d like to work, input the keywords that best describe the jobs you are looking for and MedZilla will display vacancies that fall within your criteria. Better yet, create a profile and upload your resume for free.
Some of the largest players in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry use MedZilla for recruitment including Novartis, Covance, Allergan and Navigant Consulting. A key drawback of MedZilla is that most openings cater to professionals at mid-career or higher. There aren’t many entry-level roles advertised on the site.