We all continue to evolve in our careers, some more so than others. I remember in the past finding a job just looking in the various journals or just simply in my local newspaper. Well, those days are long gone – thanks in part to the nuances of social media and the job boards that are available to us today. For example HIMSS Career Services has a nationally recognized job board, HIMSS JobMine®, that has thousands of hits monthly from employers seeking to employ and an opportunity to post your resume for employment consideration. And remember, the HIMSS JobMine® job board, which is a part of the HIMSS Professional Development Career Services activities, allows all to post their resume at no charge. There is also an opportunity to review featured jobs, see where the hottest regions are for hiring and employing, provides a career blog for added insights and helps to create a support system in the health IT career space that supports the overall career journey.
HIMSS wants to support the job seeker and those seeking to employ by using HIMSS Career Services expertise and stakeholder support to cultivate a person’s career potential, increase our member’s niche of know-how and make a difference in the health IT efforts taking place in the nation today. To achieve and sustain the meaningful use of health IT, which holds promise for transforming healthcare, HIMSS realizes the importance of creating a trusted source for both job seekers and employers. This source is the HIMSS Career Services Center. Independent of a person being a recent college graduate, changing careers and new to health IT, or a seasoned professional looking to learn more, the HIMSS Career Services Center is the trusted source for all professional development needs. HIMSS Career Services facilitates the various topics out there today – not only securing the best possible credentials, but also addressing the transferable and soft skills that are invaluable to career growth and longevity.
There is tremendous focus on providing education and training for those interested in a career in Health IT and HIMSS is the cornerstone for the expansion of health IT career services. Thousands of health IT professionals will want to build and sustain their career and HIMSS represents that trusted source to support career aspirations. For example, HIMSS Career Services continues to support concepts such as mentoring with the HIMSS E-mentoring Program; Emerging Professional and Master Class webcasts; HIMSS Job Services powered by HIMSS JobMine; Virtual Career Fair venues (VCF); governmental collaborations; corporate collaborations etc…so visit the HIMSS Career Services website and feed your career path for long term success.
And stay tuned for more information as it becomes available and remember...Be passionate about your career path and strive to make a difference and learn, learn…learn. Technology is only the enabler; individuals will be the “transformers” of health IT in the years to come!
Helen Figge is Senior Director of Career Services at HIMSS.