The global healthcare industry experienced a 23% rise in new job postings related to virtual care in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 154% increase versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Telehealth Market Size by Segments, Share, Trends, and Forecast, 2022-2030 report provides key insights into business strategies, trends driving the telehealth market and granular data on market segments forecast up to 2030. Buy the report here.
Notably, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations jobs accounted for a 40% share of the global healthcare industry’s virtual care-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, up 20% over the prior quarter.
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations drive virtual care-related hiring activity
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, with a share of 40%, emerged as the top virtual care-related job roles within the healthcare industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 20% quarter-on-quarter. Healthcare Support Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 20% over the previous quarter.
The other prominent virtual care roles include Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations with a 9% share in Q1 2023, Management Occupations with a 8% share of new job postings.
Top five companies in healthcare industry accounted for 56% of hiring activity
The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Watermark Retirement Communities, Virtua Health, Methodist Health System, Mission Health, and Iora Health. Together they accounted for a combined share of 56% of all virtual care-related new jobs in the healthcare industry.
Watermark Retirement Communities posted 7,147 virtual care-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Virtua Health 1,462 jobs, Methodist Health System 1,290 jobs, Mission Health 868 jobs, and Iora Health 474 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.
Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 96.17% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023
The largest share of virtual care-related new job postings in the healthcare industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 96.17% followed by Australia (1.68%) and the UK (0.90%). The share represented by the US was 13 percentage points higher than the 83.03% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.
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