A recent national survey of hiring managers found that allied health career opportunities are booming - and employers are finding it harder and harder to find qualified healthcare administrators, clinical medical specialists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapy aides, and more.
Here’s what employers are saying about job prospects:
- More than half of allied health employers will increase their number of open jobs in the coming year.
- 95% of organizations are either maintaining or increasing employee salaries.
- 2/3 of hiring managers say the number of allied health applicants has declined since the pandemic began.
- 97% of employers believe credentials will play an important role in the hiring process over the next two years
No degree required
Positions in these critical fields require training but not a degree. In fact, the majority of hiring managers said that when screening candidates, prior industry-relevant work experience (including internships and apprenticeships) and industry-recognized certifications are the most important attributes. Two- and four-year college degrees are ranked by most hirers as least important.
Stride, Inc. offers online training programs for learners interested in allied health career opportunities. To learn more, visit:
· Stride Career Prep - Career exploration and training for high school students.
· MedCerts - Immersive training test preparation programs for adults.
About the Survey
Interviews for this research were conducted by Stride, Inc., in partnership with third-party research provider Qualtrics, and took place online between July 27 – August 7, 2021. Results are from a national sample of 524 U.S. professionals who take part in hiring allied health employees at their organization. Full survey results are available here.
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