The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, putting millions of people out of work and leaving the health care industry itself under considerable strain.
In the month of April alone, 1.4 million health care workers lost their jobs, led by 1.18 million positions shed in ambulatory services. Physician’s offices, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities combined for hundreds of thousands of additional job losses. Many were spurred by the suspension of elective procedures and other business restrictions.
A rebound of about 300,000 jobs in May provided some relief, but the uncertain path ahead in the fight against COVID-19 has left many professionals questioning where to look for future health care jobs.