From outside the doctor’s office looking in, the healthcare profession seems like a promised land for job seekers. According to U.S. News & World Report, eight of the nation’s top 10 jobs in 2017 are in healthcare. Meanwhile, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, as baby boomers age and need more care, the number of healthcare positions were expected to rise by 19 percent between 2014 and 2024.
However, doctors and medical office managers face challenges in staffing. They must recruit qualified workers who are expected to juggle more tasks than ever due to changing reimbursement trends and value-based care initiatives. They also must retain employees — which isn’t always easy — and address worker attitudes and career goals.
Here are a few common problems that medical practices experience with staff, according to doctors and recruiting professionals:
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