Many workforce and career experts, including Sally Kane, the About.com Guide to Legal Careers, continue to predict growth in demand for legal experts and lawyers in the healthcare sector.
Many said experts attribute this growing need for healthcare law executives to health care reform, among other factors, such as increased activity of mergers and acquisitions among healthcare facilities and practices.
"In-house attorneys with experience in healthcare regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters are in particular demand," among healthcare law professionals, states Sally Kane.
Werner Boel, LL.M., a Senior Associate with Witt/Kieffer executive search provided detailed insight into the growing demand for healthcare law executives in an email interview. Mr. Boel shares his expertise regarding executive careers in healthcare law, including professional responsibilities, salaries, prerequisite education and experience, and preferred skills for healthcare law executives.
In addition to healthcare law executives, general counsel, and in-house legal consultants for hospitals and healthcare systems, other careers that combine medicine and law are also growing in demand.