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Higher salaries for healthcare jobs in San Antonio?

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Higher salaries may be in the cards for those who have healthcare jobs in San Antonio.

A new survey from CareerBuilder finds 35 percent of health care hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent health care employees in the 2015, and 80 percent plan to raise wages for current employees, while 64 percent will offer higher starting salaries for new employees.

Nearly half of health care employers (47 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015. Of those, more than 1 in 2 (52 percent) plan to hire those contract or temporary workers on a permanent basis.

CareerBuilder’s survey indicated four popular hiring and recruiting tactics health care organizations are employing to attract and retain top workers in 2015:

1. Raising the Minimum Wage: Not only do health care employers plan to raise salaries for current and new employees, but nearly 1 in 2 health care employers (47 percent) anticipate raising their organization’s minimum wage in 2015. Of those, 15 percent will raise their minimum wage by $5 or more.

2. On-the-Job Training: Just over half of health care employers (52 percent) say they plan to hire workers who do not have industry experience and train them on the job.

3. College Recruiting: Nearly two thirds of health care employers (65 percent) plan to hire recent college graduates in 2015, and 47 percent plan to hire interns. Eighteen percent plan to hire more recent college graduates than the previous year.

4. Taking Workers Out of Retirement: Almost half ofhealth care employers(47 percent) say they are “likely” or “very likely” to rehire retirees from other companies in 2015.