Signs EMR Job Market is Improving

Posted on May 18, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Joe from Healthcare IT today wrote an interesting post highlighting 5 signs why the healthcare IT (which I translate as EMR) job market is heating up. Here’s a summary of his 5 reasons:
-His Healthcare IT friends that were unemployed are starting to find jobs
-The Healthcare IT and EMR job boards are overflowing with good jobs (I’ve seen lots of jobs on these boards myself)
-The number of projects at clients and potential clients has risen dramatically. Meaningful Use and ICD-10 initiatives are finally starting to happen
-Headhunters are starting to call
-Bloggers, columnists and reporters are writing about “the recovery” and how to get ready for it

Not a bad list. I’m seeing a large number of jobs listed on my EMR and HIPAA job board and even more click throughs to those jobs. I think that’s another really good sign. Although, I think we still have a ways to go, the healthcare job market and healthcare IT in particular has got to be one of the best ones out there right now.