For doctors and nurses, a bedside manner isn't the only thing you need these days. More and more, people in health care need to be familiar with robotics, believe it or not.
During June 2013, more than 3,400 jobs for healthcare professionals in the United States included requirements for robotics skills and experience, according to WANTED Analytics™ a source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As more surgeries and medical procedures use robotic tools, demand in health care now outpaces all other fields that require this skill set, including technology, production, and engineering – incredible! The number of healthcare related jobs requiring robotics grew 32 percent year-over-year when compared to June of 2012 and 375 percent in the past 4 years.
With demand for healthcare professionals with robotics qualifications growing steadily, it's likely to be fairly difficult to source potential candidates. As demand continues, conditions and the level of difficulty may increase. According to the Hiring Scale™, this occupation scores a 41 on average across the United States. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1 to 99, with 99 representing the most difficult conditions.)
So what does this mean for the field of robotics? Even greater demand in the coming years – especially for easy-to-use systems that have a short learning curve.
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