There’s a little less competition for IT professionals in the healthcare sector this month. Based on a count of the online job postings for tech workers by healthcare providers and health insurers, February saw a 10.5% decline over February last year. Wanted Analytics says the downward trend began in the fall, after jobs peaked in October.
“Healthcare companies saw 7% fewer jobs this year than last, and medical insurance companies declined 14%,” says Wanted. “Overall, IT jobs represent about 3.4% of all hiring demand by healthcare related companies.”
That doesn’t mean hiring hasn’t gotten any easier. Wanted estimates there are about nine IT professionals working in the healthcare for everyone of February’s 17,000 or so posted job openings. These jobs scores a 78 on Wanted’s Hiring Scale, which measures the difficulty in filling various jobs based on supply and demand. Tech talent in general — not industry specific — stands at 80 currently.
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