India’s healthcare sector sees surge in demand for skilled professionals

Jobseekers too are increasingly looking for opportunities in the healthcare segment, with a massive 52% increase in clicks for healthcare roles

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New Delhi: A joint study conducted by Pristyn Care India and Indeed, the leading job site, has revealed that there has been a rise in demand for healthcare professionals in India with a 22.4% increase in job postings since January 2021 to January 2023.
This demand has been further strengthened as healthcare chains and hospitals continue to expand across tier 1 and tier 2 cities, bolstered by the government’s push on healthcare and nursing.
Jobseekers too are increasingly looking for opportunities in the healthcare segment, with a massive 52% increase in clicks for healthcare roles. The top roles among the healthcare related jobs posted on the platform are nurses (13%), lab technicians (10%) and physicians (8%).
While Bangalore leads in the number of jobs for healthcare with over 8% of the total jobs share, Delhi (7%), Mumbai (6%) Chennai (6%), and Hyderabad (5%) are among the top five Indian cities for healthcare jobs posted in the portal. In addition, we are also seeing an increased demand in terms of job postings from tier 2 cities for healthcare jobs. Leading amongst these are Coimbatore, Ernakulam, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.
Srinivas Reddy P, Head of Human Resources at Pristyn Care, one of India’s largest healthcare providers said, “In recent years, healthcare has become a major topic of focus in the country. One notable trend that has emerged since COVID-19 is that people are increasingly interested in taking control of their health, leading to a significant growth in the healthcare industry. This growth has also led to increased access to healthcare in smaller cities and towns, such as Patna, Indore, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Vizag, Kochi, Bhubaneshwar and Siliguri resulting in the creation of new healthcare-related jobs. In addition, the Government of India through its many schemes and investments has contributed significantly towards the growth of the healthcare industry and creating new jobs across the country.”
Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales, Indeed India noted, “As India’s healthcare sector continues to grow, so are the opportunities for jobseekers in this field. Driven by factors such as increasing healthcare needs, rising incomes, and government initiatives, the healthcare ecosystem has seen tremendous growth and has created considerable job opportunities across Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. We expect the healthcare sector to continue to be integral as India charts its post pandemic recovery.”
The data was compiled based on job postings and clicks for healthcare job roles on Indeed’s portal.