As NCAA's March Madness continues, so does our competition to see which colleges or universities have the most candidates for in-demand fields. Today, we're analyzing demand for healthcare jobs and which colleges or universities have the largest number of graduating healthcare candidates.
According to WANTED Analytics, Healthcare jobs continue to be among the most in-demand throughout the US, with Registered Nurse and Physical Therapist ranking in the top 2 spots. In February, there were 603,220 healthcare job ads posted online, 2% higher than the same time last year. Fortunately, about 540,800 students graduated from healthcare programs in 2013 and a similar number is expected to enter the workforce this year.
Graduating Healthcare Candidate Supply by Program and Education Level
The majority of graduates are finishing school with a background in Registered Nursing. Students in the healthcare field are mostly earning Associate's Degrees, while 26% graduate with a Bachelor's, 9% with a Master's, and 10% with a Doctorate. In this field, the highest number of graduate candidates are likely to come from the schools listed below.
Colleges/Universities with the Largest Healthcare Candidate Supply
The Eagles (University of Phoenix) and the Chamberlain College of Nursing (Missouri) earn the top 2 seeds. However, do they still hold the lead if you're filling the most in-demand healthcare job, Registered Nurses? Below are the schools with the most nursing candidates. Who makes it into the "final 4"?
Colleges/Universities with the Largest Registered Nurse Candidate Supply
The Lopes (Grand Canyon University) pulled ahead of The Mavericks (The University of Texas at Arlington) for 3rd place. The Eagles (University of Phoenix, Online Campus) took on the Chamberlain College of Nursing, where the latter came in 1st place by 569 students. This would be the ideal institution to consider for nursing recruitment or internship programs. The other colleges or universities listed are also good places to look for candidates. Contact representatives in the career departments at these schools to get programs started.
Visit WANTED Analytics to learn how you can find which schools have the highest number of healthcare or nursing graduating candidates in your area.