A new employment projection report, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, shows the potential by 11.9 million new jobs by the end of the decade, growing from 153.5 million to 165.4 million. However, Becker’s points out that some portions of the healthcare industry may see things differently in comparison. Could there be a dip in GI job growth by 2030?
While the healthcare industry as a whole is also set for large growth, particular positions, such as surgeons and physicians are seeing a smaller jump, projected to rise only 3-percent by 2030, according to Claire Wallace of Becker’s.
“According to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, between 2020-2030 physician and surgeon employment is only projected to grow about 3 percent,” Wallace states. “The report estimates about 22,700 new physicians and surgeons will be hired nationwide each year during that period, with most of them filling openings due to predecessors retiring or otherwise leaving the workforce.”
Along with a lower projection for surgeons, GI physicians may also be looking at a potential dip in job growth. GIs, anesthesiologists, general pediatric doctors, and OB-GYNs are projected to see a one to two percent drop in growth.
The decrease in projected growth will therefore put a higher demand on those already in the field. To help manage increased patient workloads, independent GI physicians can use a strong corporate partner such as PE GI Solutions.
With assistance through our PE Practice Solutions platform, physicians can spend less time on business management tasks and more time on patient care.
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