Healthcare segment continues to see increase in hiring, shows report
There is a 20% increase in hiring in the healthcare segment, especially nurses, according to a report by Spectrum Talent Management shared exclusively with ET.
There is robust growth in hiring activity over the last six months from cities across different tiers, like Kolkata, Vadodara, Kochi and Bengaluru. It is a mix of 80:20 of permanent hiring and contractual hiring.
“With the additional pressure on the medical infrastructure in the past and in the coming future, the understaffed healthcare industry has gained much-needed attention,” said Sidharth Agarwal, director, Spectrum Talent Management.
The demand for healthcare IT professionals is also at an all-time high. The top categories that have witnessed the largest number of hiring are – medical coders, nurses, lab technicians, and biotechnologists. Professionals are being hired equally from both tier 1 and tier 2 cities, states the report. Cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Vadodara have recorded the highest number of hiring.
“This will lead to a steady increase in demand for roles of registered nurses, laboratory technologists and technicians, epidemiologists, research associates, API experts and biotechnologists in the next few years,” said Agarwal.
Other functional roles like IT specialists, communication specialists, digital experts within the healthcare sphere too will record a hiring spike, he added.
“Experience with Covid-19 has renewed the focus on the healthcare industry with an increased budget, more hiring etc. This trend is not only unfolding in India but across the globe too,” he added.
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