12 Jan Healthcare jobs in demand are specialized
If you’re a nurse who specializes in assisting with surgery, newborn care, or cardiovascular disease, you can write your own ticket. Broward Health Medical Center, for example, is providing a $5,000 sign-on bonus to surgery RNs who commit to two years’ employment.
RNs remain in short supply at hospitals. Like nursing, other healthcare jobs are becoming more specialized, a result of the new healthcare law and technological changes. For the positions most in demand, there are school scholarships available for students or career changers interested in entering the field.
“We need good medical technologists,” said Suzanne Luongo, director of clinical workforce development at Memorial Healthcare System. So the Hollywood hospital offers a small number of scholarships to potential medical technologists, to help them earn the required four-year college degree.