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Why Would a Doctor Need a Recruiter?

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Why Would a Doctor Need a Recruiter?

As a doctor, you probably already know that the job market favors you. In fact, it favors you tremendously.

According to research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare sector is projected to have the fastest employment growth of any industry through 2024. You don’t have to look hard to find open positions, especially with your skills and knowledge.

With that said, it’s still advisable to get a recruiter. Here’s why:

Doctors Are Finding Jobs, but Not Necessarily the Right Ones

Sure, as a healthcare professional, it’s quite easy to find a good-paying job quickly. That’s all you need, right?

Unfortunately, high salaries and ample job offerings aren’t enough to ensure doctors are happy at work. According to one survey, 40 percent of doctors would choose a different career path if they had to do it again.

Part of the reason this is happening is because doctors are choosing the wrong places to work. This is precisely why a recruiter is needed.

Recruiters can help address the important questions about a doctor’s position at a certain healthcare facility, like:

  • Will the job be personally fulfilling?
  • Will the work be too stressful to manage?
  • Will the job enable you to grow professionally?
  • Is the healthcare facility a good fit for your skills and personality?

By getting to you know you as an individual and understanding your mission, healthcare recruiters can gain a better understanding of what places will suit you.

Doctors Have Many Opportunities, Making the Job Search Time-Consuming

Consider this alarming statistic: By 2025, there is a going to be a shortage of doctors ranging from 34,600 to 88,000, per a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Needless to say, if you search for a job, you’ll literally find hundreds of openings. It takes time to field and review all of the practice opportunities, and you still might not choose the most suitable position.

Stats on doctor satisfaction in the workplace show help is needed when it comes to choosing jobs. For instance, only 39 percent of dermatologists, 37 percent of psychiatrists and 26 percent of rheumatologists are satisfied with their jobs.

Recruiters can assist with finding positions that will satisfy your career aspirations and make you personally happy. What healthcare recruiters do is scope out the facilities and communities to ensure a match before time is wasted on interview — or worse, you accept a position you shouldn’t have.

Getting the Right Job

The fact is many facilities will always tell you the good reasons to join the staff — and leave out the bad information. While you could do all the research yourself, it can be daunting. This is especially true when keeping track of postings not just across organizations, but also in different states

Remember: There is a doctor shortage. You’re in demand. You don’t have the time to do all the legwork yourself. The right recruiter will take the time to understand what is important to you, and eliminate the unwanted positions so you can focus on the right opportunities.

Additionally, by getting a capable recruiter to manage the search, you ensure all your needs are taken into consideration, and you take out all the time-consuming, complicated research on your end. This way, you’ll be in a better position to secure an opportunity that will truly fulfill you professionally and personally.