Smart employers look closely at workforce demands when writing their strategic workforce plans. Healthcare human resources professionals need to stay in-the-know on market trends such as an increase or decrease in patient volumes, which healthcare jobs are currently in demand, and which roles are on the rise. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations rely on industry research to help them see recent trends and anticipate needs in the years to come. Healthcare is a competitive market undergoing dramatic changes so if organizations are to survive and perform well, they must be prepared to attract and retain high quality workers.
Below is an excerpt from a white paper recently released by 'Workforce Solutions' on the demands of healthcare workforce in the Gulf Coast Region, today. Download the Full Paper Here.
EXCERPT: A Change in the Delivery of Services
Times are changing and no longer are the days where the majority of surgeries and many medical and diagnostic procedures require a visit to the hospital. Chart 2 shows the percentage of health care jobs by subsector in 1990 and 2014. The share of health care employment in Hospitals has fallen from 51.0% in 1990 to 38.4% in 2014 while the share of Ambulatory Health Care Services increased from 36.7% to 49.8%.
While all three subsectors of the health care industry continue to grow, Ambulatory Health Care Services has replaced Hospitals as the number one job producer in the region, see Chart 3.
This data comes from Workforce Solutions, an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, which manages a regional workforce system that helps employers solve their workforce problems and residents build careers so both can compete in the global economy. The workforce system serves the City of Houston and the surrounding 13 Texas Gulf Coast counties including: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton. Visit their website here.