Even as more Americans on the whole were out of work in September, health care industry continued growing, adding 19,000 new jobs. But more surprising was the fact that companies have begun posting new pharmaceutical sales jobs.
(Vocus) October 28, 2009 -- Employment in healthcare and related fields continued to grow, even as more Americans found themselves out of work in September. Although 263,000 jobs were lost in the U.S., the health care industry saw an increase of 19,000 jobs - 15,000 of them in ambulatory health care services. The unemployment rate in health care was up 1.7 percent from September 2008, but none of the health care job types tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a negative change from August 2009 to September 2009.
While 19,000 healthcare industry jobs were created in September, they seemed to be spread fairly evenly across the U.S. Only North Carolina and California saw an increase of more than one percent in total job postings; only Massachusetts saw a decrease of more than one percent. No state's total number of jobs posted by employers changed by more than 1.5 percent in either direction. Most of the new jobs posted were in product development, management, and - surprisingly - sales, one of the health care and pharmaceutical job categories hit hardest by the U.S. recession. "It's possible that companies who let go of a lot of sales representatives have reached the minimum number of reps they can keep on staff and still be viable," said Dr. Frank Heasley, president and founder of MedZilla.com, the internet's leading source for healthcare related employment. "We've seen more health system layoffs these past few months th
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