Who's Hiring now that Health Care passed?

With legislative change comes opportunity, including new jobs. Where will they be and how can you look? Here are a few helpful hints for what may come from “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”

The New York Times reported the bill to be a “boon” for hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, as more consumers are able to access health care. But of course, that doesn’t means just doctors and chemists. That means more accounting, more development, more public relations, more translators, more trainers, more compliance monitors, more of any role that those industries have, and probably some new ones. Insurance companies will be busy, too, as will medical supply distributors.

In terms of new federal agency opportunities, you’ll certainly have Health and Human Services. This legislation also establishes a new Community Health Center (CHC) Fund within HHS, which provides additional Federal funds for the community health center program meaning local opportunities, as well.

But to really be on top of it, Derrick Dortch shared in a recent Washington Post online chat that you should go through the bill and see which agencies have been given new tasks. Through the Thomas web site, you can search on the bill’s exact name, and read through “what agencies are being placed in charged to do certain specific tasks. You may find that there may be something in the legislation that discusses creating a new agency.” You can also check the Federal Register for the latest agency news and possible hiring.

As always, don’t pay for it if you can get it for free! Our career advisors are ready and able to help you with everything from strategizing your search to polishing that cover letter. Don’t forget what’s coming up this week, with the Job Search Crash Course Tuesday at 5 pm in MGC 5, The Resume Station from noon to 2 and 5 to 7 on Wednesday in the Tavern, and of course the Job and Internship Fair on Thursday from 1 – 4 in Bender Arena.

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