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Tech jobs driving improved health care employment numbers

Hiring in health care is picking up, particularly when it comes to tech-related jobs. That’s the takeaway from recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which shows that in November alone, 17,000 jobs were created in the health field and another 23,000 in December.

A large part of that growth is driven by health care’s increasing reliance on IT — and the people who design and maintain IT systems. Electronic health records play a huge part in that — physician adoption of EHRs has roughly doubled in the past two years.

Along with installing and maintaining EHR systems, hospitals and practices adopting EHRs are creating a larger need for skilled people who can train medical professionals on those systems.

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