The Millennial generation, born between 1982 and 2003, will account for half of the workforce by 2020 and 75% by 2030. Their expectations, beliefs and culture, like those of generations before them, will no doubt have an impact on the workplace, and that includes the healthcare industry. Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are clearly interested in healthcare as a career choice.
In fact, a 2015 survey by the National Society of High School Scholars, in which more than 18,000 students, ages 15-29, participated, showed that 40% of respondents said they wanted to work in healthcare to offset the rising costs.
Not surprisingly, then, eight healthcare organizations ranked among their top 25 preferred companies to work for, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, Health Care Service Corp., Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as survey respondents’ local hospitals.