Physicians
e-Newsletter
Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Healthcare Jobs Activity Surging on Social Media

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, April 13, 2012

Among the key 2011 survey findings:

  • Nearly 50% of all respondents report that they use social media for professional networking versus 37% in 2010.
  • Allied professionals (36%) and nurses (33%) are the most frequent users of social media for job searches followed by pharmacists (29%) and physicians (23%).
  • Some 41% of responding physicians have used mobile devices or tablets like iPads to search for employment or healthcare-related content
  • Three out of four respondents named Facebook as their favorite site for job seeking opportunities.


About 53% of the survey respondents work in hospitals. Nurses account for 31% of the respondents, allied professionals (26%), physicians (23%) and pharmacists (9%).

One surprising statistic about the respondents: 60% were more than 40 years old. That means social media appeals to mid-level healthcare professionals as well as younger works just beginning their careers.


Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
Twitter

Comments are moderated. Please be patient.

1 comments on "Healthcare Jobs Activity Surging on Social Media"


Erick Kinuthia (4/18/2012 at 4:32 AM)
interesting post. Social media use is growing day by day. It is considered a key marketing strategy that doctors can use to drive patients to their door step. Erick Kinuthia Team MDwebpro