A new survey of health care professionals has found that despite uncertainties about the job market, more than half of respondents said they are confident they will be able to find work during the next 12 months.
The online survey by Harris Interactive for Randstad Healthcare, found that a majority of health care workers are also confident that their company will continue to grow in the future.Despite a slight decrease among a few of the confidence measures, such as intentions to seek new employment and overall strength of the economy, the healthcare industry remains one of the fastest growing sectors, Steve McMahan, executive vice president of Randstad US Professionals, said in a new release. “The reality is that healthcare jobs will be in high demand for many years to come, due to an aging population, healthcare reform and technological advances. According to report earlier this year by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce, the number of health care workers overall will need to grow by nearly 30% through the end of the decade to keep up with demand. The report also found that more than 80% of the new health care jobs that will be created through 2020 will require applicants to have some kind of specialized training and postsecondary degree on their resume.For those looking for a career in health care, the type of degree you have will likely depend on what kind of job you can find.