Baby boomers + healthcare hiring = A boom in healthcare hiring, baby!

Even with rising healthcare costs and uncertainty surrounding healthcare legislation, one thing never changes: people getting old. That shockingly continues to hold true for the baby boomer generation currently straddling both sides of the senior citizen line. A large aging population—especially one predicted to be sicker in their twilight years than earlier generations—will need more healthcare workers to help manage and treat their health. Per new data from LinkedIn, the 100 largest hospital systems (by revenue) have increased their headcounts by about 6% over the past couple years. Couple that with about 30,000 healthcare jobs created per month in the past year, and it looks like job security won’t be an issue for the foreseeable future.