Halfway through 2015, hospitals are on pace to be the leader for hiring in the healthcare industry.
A Forbes column illuminates the recent boom hospitals have experienced in staffing, gaining employees for nearly a year straight.
The current trend isn't just a return to normal after the economic struggles brought on by the recession, either. While the recession impacted hiring at hospitals -- the industry largely plateaued through 2009 and 2010 -- the recent jumps in hiring greatly outpace the sector's steady climb from 2005 through 2008.
Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), roughly 4.9 million are employed in hospital jobs as of June 2015. That number was around 4.3 million a decade ago, but the difference now is that the one-year growth matches gains made over more two years from 2005 to 2007.