Did you know that even healthcare recruiters have our own special day? Since 1991, the first Tuesday in June has been designated as National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, so today's the day.
I have worked in the recruiting industry since 2001, primarily in healthcare and physician recruiting. In my opinion, medical recruiting is one of the most challenging of all recruiting roles, due to the high demand for healthcare professionals, particularly in clinical positions.
Although a career as a medical recruiter certainly has its ups and downs, the healthcare recruiting field is a great place to be, especially over the past couple of years as the recession and economic slump impacted so many jobs. Throughout all of the months of high unemployment and job cuts in other industries, healthcare continued to add jobs monthly.
In addition to the demand and job security healthcare recruiting offers, the role of healthcare recruiter offers a lot of variety and interesting workdays, consulting with people all over the country to help them change their careers and their lives. While it may not be quite as exciting as saving lives or curing patients, it's also rewarding as a medical recruiter to bring needed healthcare to areas that otherwise may not have access to quality care, and helping medical professionals realize their career goals too!
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