May 17, 2012 09:00 ET

HEALTHeCAREERS Network Releases Q1 2012 Healthcare Jobs Snapshot

Data Supports Growing Evidence of a Talent Shortage Among Physicians, Nurses and Health IT Staff

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN), the only single-source healthcare recruiting solution for providers and job seekers, today released its inaugural quarterly Healthcare Jobs Snapshot for the first quarter of 2012. Information in the Q1 2012 Healthcare Jobs Snapshot supports the general consensus that the healthcare industry continues to face a talent shortage, particularly among physicians and non-entry level nurses. In addition, hospitals and healthcare providers across the U.S. are more actively recruiting health IT professionals; Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania boast the most health IT job openings in Q1 2012.

"Based on the information we collected from openings placed by our hospital and healthcare provider clients, the greatest needs that have yet to be filled are among general physicians and more experienced nurses," said Mike Tansey, CEO of HEALTHeCAREERS Network. "The healthcare industry continues to endure a serious talent shortage that we expect to only grow should healthcare reform be signed into law and millions of newly insured Americans require care by qualified medical professionals."

To learn more about the current state of healthcare jobs, including physician jobs, nursing jobs as well as data on nurse practitioners, physician assistants and healthcare IT, please go here to download the full Q1 2012 HeCN Healthcare Jobs Snapshot.

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HEALTHeCAREERS Network (HeCN) is the only true online single-source healthcare recruiting solution providing a full spectrum of medical and healthcare jobs and unparalleled access across disciplines and specialties for employers to recruit qualified candidates and for job seekers to find employment opportunities specific to their individual career path. Designed to match qualified medical professionals with healthcare employers, HeCN also serves as a career destination complete with news, information, events, career resources, and recruitment tools. To learn more about HeCN and our offerings for employers, recruiters and job seekers, please visit, our blog, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.