As reported by Healthcare IT News yesterday, the recruitment firm AMN Healthcare has just released the results of its second annual survey on the “Use of Social Media and Mobile by Healthcare Professionals” (2011).
Key findings indicate that the use of social media by healthcare professionals, for both job searching and professional networking, is on the rise:
- Nearly one-third (31%) of respondents cited that they are using social media for job searching, up from 21% in 2010.
- 48% of all healthcare professionals surveyed said they use social media for professional networking, up from 37% in 2010.
- 11% of respondents said use of social media resulted in a job interview, 9% said it led to a job offer, and 6% found a new job through their use of social media.
- Among the healthcare workers surveyed, the top work-related uses of social media were to access healthcare-related education (54%), followed by sharing of research or articles with colleagues (33%), and to communicate with employers (18%).
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