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Infographic: How Shift Work Could Close the Healthcare Job Gap

Locum tenens doctors talking

HealtheCareers recently partnered with Locumstory on an infographic about the importance of shift work and how it could help alleviate both the physician and nurse shortage. Here are a few of the points discussed.

  • Only 20 percent of graduating medical professionals will enter primary care, which means that by 2025 there will be 31,100 too few primary care physicians
  • Demand for healthcare professionals doubled in 2014, thanks in part to an increasing population with health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act
  • More than 3 million Americans take work in addition to their full-time jobs, and that number could increase to 7.6 million in 2020. Many of these workers are medical professionals who can help provide to care to those in need

See all of the numbers — and learn how travel nursing and locum tenens staffing play a part — in the infographic below!

Healthecareers and Locumstory infographic

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Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a healthcare writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional writing experience. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

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