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Health IT Job Trends Pointing Upward

The U.S. economy and the health IT economy keep chugging along, according to a variety of recent surveys and indicators, all of which is good news for job seekers looking for permanent and contract healthcare technology positions.

The newly-released February Employment Trends Index (ETI) from the Conference Board is up from January, providing evidence that job growth is accelerating. According to Gad Levanon, Chief Economist, North America, at The Conference Board, “It seems that higher business confidence is carrying over to hiring. As a result, in 2017 labor supply constraints will be strongly felt across many industries and locations.”

Similarly, a new ManpowerGroup survey finds US employers reporting their second highest Q2 hiring outlook since 2009.

The 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey points to job growth in health IT, which is a “bright spot in the U.S. economy,” according to Lorren Pettit, vice president, health information systems and research for HIMSS.

“Health IT workers continue to see strong demand for their skills, as employers across the provider and vendor/consultant spectrum embrace various health IT strategic initiatives,” says Pettit.

The HIMSS survey reflects the…

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