Health care has, for decades, been a stable and profitable career choice. But health care reform, changes in reimbursement methods, government cuts to health care and hospital debt are predicted to upend the health care economy. Hospitals are cutting costs and shrinking their workforce. Meanwhile, certain fields — such as primary care and nursing — face significant staffing shortages. How will this era of accelerating change impact hiring and career planning? How can someone planning career in healthcare anticipate and adapt to these rapid changes?
To further the conversation and offer a consumers’ guide to these issues, U.S. News Health is partnering with U.S. News Careers to hold a live Twitter chat about careers in medicine. This chat will include experts from the American Nurses Association, Becker's Hospital Review; Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm; and Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement consulting firm.
Experts are prepared to discuss such topics as the challenges and rewards of a medical career, trends in health care employment, how the health care workplace will change under Obamacare, and which jobs have the greatest potential for growth.
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