BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Healthcare staffing is on the rise, as hospitals and medical centers are capitalizing on the “on-demand” convenience of agency nurses to address urgent patient needs now and in the future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-15 Edition, the demand for nurses is expected to continue to rise dramatically through 2022 with a projected 526,800 additional jobs anticipated. In addition, compensation for nurses continues to be robust: the 2012 median pay for nurses was over $65K. Additional data points are illustrated in our accompanying infographic.
While hospitals in the DC-metropolitan area focus on the demands of healthcare itself, they are increasing the use of outside staffing agencies to source their in-demand positions. One DC-based company that recently ranked #18 in the 50 Fastest Growing Companies (Washington Business Journal), Alliant Healthcare Staffing, typically places 200 RNs and 100 other nursing and support positions in hospitals each month. Alliant has seen tremendous growth in the last five years due, in part due to the ever-increasing needs in the healthcare staffing arena.
When asked about increasing demand, Lee Greenfeld, vice president, Alliant Healthcare Staffing, said, “Hospitals simply cannot keep up with needs. We are in the fortunate position to assist them since we provide a rapid response and maintain a team of highly qualified nurses.” Greenfeld added, “Since we focus on healthcare staffing only, we are able to meet these urgent needs, and we do it with precision. We have a reputation for hiring outstanding nurses, and we do all the vetting for our clients. In this market, the turnaround time is crucial, and Alliant has been able to provide rapid results.”
Alliant Healthcare Staffing has another record growth year projected for 2014, on the heels of being named 18th in the region, according to The Washington Business Journal, who released its annual 50 Fastest Growing Companies.
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Alliant Healthcare Staffing is the market leader in health care staffing, providing experienced RNs, LPNs, therapists, technicians, nursing assistants, and other health care professionals. Alliant offers per-diem, short- and long-term contracts, permanent placements, and travel opportunities to credentialed and experienced professionals throughout the US.