Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Post Graduate Work for Medical Professionals

As the construction and housing industries have been in a steady decline from the years of 2008 - 2012, the medical industry saw a boom. More students enrolled in and graduated from medical programs in recent years than any other time in history.

In the past 4 years, many of the graduates from these programs sought jobs in metropolitan areas such as Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, and Seattle. Jobs were plentiful, and medical institutions were eager to hire a great number of professionals.

That tide is beginning to turn now, with hospitals and practices having more than enough workers to fill the growing need for medical service. In fact, Phoenix especially is now seeing a surplus of medical professionals searching for jobs. This causes confusion for many recent graduates wondering what they are going to do next. Should they go back to school within a different industry, or keep searching for work?

While the metropolitan areas definitely did over-hire recently, the majority of those hires moved from more rural areas into the bigger cities. This influx of work left medical institutions outside of the city with a lack of qualified workers. Using Phoenix again as an example; medical assistants, doctors, surgeons, radiologists, and nuclear-medicine experts were all lured away from equally big medical destinations such as the Verde Valley, Flagstaff, Tucson, Bullhead City, and other smaller cities by the allure of the giant conglomerate medical providers moving into Phoenix. Now, those same smaller markets are needing a restaffing of medical professionals more than the larger cities.

With that being said, if you are a recent graduate, or a veteran in the medical field that is looking for a job, the smaller markets are the direction in-which you should be aiming.

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