The industry has added jobs almost every month for the past few years.
In March of this year alone, more than 23,000 more healthcare jobs were added.
Additionally, over the past 12 months, the industry has added more than 295,000 jobs.
Ambulatory Care Leads Charge in Healthcare Hiring for March The biggest job gains in the industry have been in ambulatory care and in hospitals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to the report, 15,000 jobs were added in ambulatory care (such as home health care jobs), while hospitals added almost 8,000 jobs.
This growth rate is similar to the average of the previous 12 months.
How Human Resources Can Manage the Healthcare Hiring Process Easier This dramatic increase in hiring in the healthcare field entails a massive drive to increase applications to the facilities that are hiring.
This isn't a matter of just a few applications, either.
When a facility looks to hire several applicants, they want to be sure they hire the best people possible, which can mean more than a hundred applicants for each open position.
A few years ago, this would have meant a huge amount of work and a huge stack of paperwork for the human resources department.
The desire to hold onto the information of certain applicants for future openings would necessitate a massive storage receptacle for resumes and applications, as well as interview notes and any other paperwork generated during the interview process.
This put a huge strain on the department and its resources.
The human resources industry has recently been given a good deal of help in this regard by the software industry by the introduction of Applicant Tracking Software (ATS).
A number of companies have published pieces of software as well as software systems to ease the workload for the human resources departments in the healthcare industry.
A quick Google search shows dozens of ATS platforms, so how does an HR director decide which one to use without trying them all.
The same way a consumer decides what is the best plasma screen or satellite provider: Lean on reviewers.
Simply do a search for Applicant Tracking System Reviews, and take a look at those reviewed and pick the one that has the features that best suits your organization's needs.
The outlook for more jobs being added in the healthcare industry looks positive for the foreseeable future.
This means organizations are going to have to ramp up and find ways to streamline the hiring process.
One way to do this is to implement an Applicant tracking Software System in your organization.