With job opportunities increasing for health IT occupations, smart recruitment strategies should be top of mind for healthcare IT leaders. In this article from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, three CIOs and a healthcare IT consultant discuss job growth in the information technology field, changing IT worker dynamics, and how to hire the best candidate for IT job openings.
As the health IT field expands and continues to innovate, so do the jobs and positions required to carry out those functions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the job outlook for medical records and health information technicians will grow by 22 percent through 2022, which is double the 11 percent average job growth rate for all occupations. Additionally, more than 80 percent of healthcare providers hired full-time health IT employees in 2013, according to the 2013 HIMSS Analytics workforce survey, and that number is only expected to grow.