Practitioner, technical positions hot in healthcare jobs

Although there were widespread losses across all industries, healthcare jobs, as represented by online advertised positions, are on the rise, according to a report released yesterday by business research association The Conference Board. Out of all industries, demand was hottest for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, according to a Conference Board press release.

Similar to its August report, The Conference Board found that online advertised vacancies in healthcare practitioner and technical occupations showed the largest increases totaling 531,600 jobs in September, up 17,900 new postings from the previous month. Comparatively, healthcare practitioners and technicians posted 26,300 new job opportunities to total 513,700 in August.

The report attributes the gains in September to increased vacancies for registered nurses, where the number of openings outnumbered job seekers by more than two to one, according to the press release.

However, healthcare support jobs posted slightly fewer jobs in September at a total of 115,800 positions, down from the previous month's 116,000 jobs.

For more information:
- see the Conference Board press release (.pdf)
- check out the report (reg. req.)

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