COVID-19 Industry Impact Report: Healthcare
Has any other sector been affected by COVID-19 as much as Healthcare? Even before this epidemic hit our state, the healthcare sector had long been considered extremely critical to the socioeconomic well-being of Minnesota. Last year, RealTime Talent projected a shortage of up to 36,000 healthcare professionals statewide by the second quarter of 2024. At that time, Minnesota was already facing shortages of nurses, nursing assistants, personal care aides, as well as many other healthcare occupations. As hospitals and clinics were struggling to find talent, senior care facilities were appearing everywhere – and they too faced difficulty filling positions. By March 14th, the workforce was on the precipice of a shelter-in-place order while healthcare facilities were preparing to be inundated with COVID-19 patients amidst a shortage of medical professionals to care for them.
The graph below brings some insight into the demand for healthcare occupations in the Twin Cities 7-County Metro between then and now by showing the amount of new job posts in relation to job posts that were active but may have been posted anytime before March 14th, 2020.
Demand by Occupation
The image below displays the healthcare occupations in the 7-County Metro with the most NEW job posts from March 14, 2020 – April 14, 2020. For each occupation, we have listed the employers who have posted the most NEW job posts along with the total amount of AVAILABLE job posts.
Demand by Employer
The image below displays the healthcare employers in the 7-County Metro that have posted the most NEW job posts from March 14, 2020 – April 14, 2020. For each employer, we have also listed the top occupations they have posted for. This list includes traveling nurse staffing agencies as well as direct employers.
The graph below provides some insight into the demand senior care employers in the 7-County Metro have, showing the amount of new job posts in relation to job posts that were active but may have been posted anytime before March 14th, 2020.
As the workforce came to a halt and job postings declined in the last few weeks, the need for medical professionals continued to grow. But what happens after COVID-19? Our health is dependent upon a well staffed and skilled healthcare system. Without those two things we will remain in crisis.
Job posts data collected from Gartner TalentNeuron www.wantedanalytics.com on April 24, 2020 for the time-frame of March 14, 2020 – April 14, 2020 and includes posts from Staffing Agencies.
Fairview Health Services and HealthEast Care System are part of the M Health Fairview system often posting jobs under the above mentioned employer names.
Park Nicolett is part of the HealthPartners system and often posts jobs under these two employer names.