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New Social Media Study: Significant Increase in Use of Social Media for Job Searching, Networking by Health Care Professionals

AMN Healthcare Services News Release (03/29/12)

AMN Healthcare’s latest “Use of Social Media and Mobile by Healthcare Professionals” survey reveals that more physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and pharmacists are using social media to look for job opportunities, network with colleagues, and apply for new positions. The percentage of health care professionals using social media for job searches climbed to about 33% in 2011 from 20% in 2010, and of those using mobile job alerts, 10% secured an interview, 14% were offered a job, and 8% obtained employment. In 2010, only 1% secured a job through social media. Additionally, 75% of health care professionals prefer Facebook over other social media sites when searching for jobs. The survey indicates that employers have the opportunity to use social media to recruit health care professionals.