Hospitals & Facilities

Healthcare and human services top this list of job openings

Could one of these be your calling?
article cover

Kerkez/Getty Images

· less than 3 min read

Navigate the healthcare industry

Healthcare Brew covers pharmaceutical developments, health startups, the latest tech, and how it impacts hospitals and providers to keep administrators and providers informed.

Looking for a ticket out of a dead-end gig?

Openings for healthcare jobs are now more prominent than in any other industry in the US, according to new analysis from Washington, DC-based law firm Schmidt and Clark.

Among the more than 335,000 openings, common positions include medical assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacy technicians. Schmidt and Clark’s findings reflect a wide industry gap between the number of job openings and workers available to fill them.

The law firm scraped data from 2.3 million posts from jobs platform Indeed during a two-week window in January. In 24 states—including California and Texas—healthcare was the industry offering the most open positions, according to the results.

Share the wealth

The healthcare industry isn’t the only sector seeking to woo new workers. The second-most popular industry in the country, per the active listings, is the community and human services sector, according to Schmidt and Clark. In 22 states, that sector surpassed the healthcare industry, with over 333,000 active Indeed listings. Related roles included in-home caregivers and caseworkers.

Other in-demand industries across the country encompassed the sales, retail, and customer support; transportation; and repair, maintenance, and installation sectors.

North Dakota had the highest workforce demand of any state in January, with 1,369 listings per 100,000 people, the law firm found.

Community and health services took the crown in the state as the most sought-after sector, with healthcare and transportation trailing behind. South Dakota, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Missouri followed, according to the findings.

Navigate the healthcare industry

Healthcare Brew covers pharmaceutical developments, health startups, the latest tech, and how it impacts hospitals and providers to keep administrators and providers informed.