As a healthcare staffing agency, it’s crucial that prospective and current franchise owners stay aware of trends within the medical industry. In order to attract the most qualified candidates and provide the best care, we stay on top of all new changes, whether they’re advances in technology or changing consumer attitudes.
Increased Demand for Healthcare
The demand for quality healthcare has always been high. However, several factors have exacerbated this need in ways we haven’t seen before. Healthcare staffing is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy, and it’s clear to see why.
The COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic catapulted conversations regarding health, wellness, and access to quality healthcare into everyday conversation. Though people were temporarily hesitant to venture into hospitals and healthcare clinics for routine or preventative care, the concern has largely died down in recent months, and many people have since made their health a top priority.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the economy was rocked by record job loss, and experts predicted this would cause a surge in healthcare coverage losses. However, that wasn’t the case. Rather, health care coverage has either remained steady or potentially increased during the pandemic thanks to supplemental coverage options like Medicare and Medicaid.
America’s Ageing Population
As Baby Boomers (who were at one point the largest generation in the country) reach retirement age, there’s about to be a massive influx of seniors who need regular care. Between 2000 and 2030, the number of people in the United States over the age of 65 is expected to double. And when compared to those under 65, this elderly population will make twice as many physician visits. As our senior population continues to grow, so will healthcare demand.
Associates’ Desire for More Flexibility
In-demand nurses and healthcare professionals want the type of flexibility that ATC Healthcare franchises provide. By offering temporary or seasonal positions, your medical franchise can help overwhelmed hospitals, senior care facilities, and urgent care facilities by providing additional staffing.
Thanks to our flexible scheduling, associates can enjoy more time off between jobs or during the holiday season. They can also work for short periods of time at different locations in order to gain experience in different fields.
The Need for Convenient Healthcare
NRC Health’s Market Insights surveyed more than 223,000 healthcare consumers and found that 51% said convenience and access to care are the most important factors in their decision-making. This means that convenience was ranked higher in importance for most people than insurance coverage, doctor/nurse conduct, and even quality of care.
With an ATC Healthcare franchise, you can help make healthcare more convenient for patients by providing the staffing solutions healthcare facilities rely on.
Contact ATC Healthcare Today to Get Started
Whether you’re already involved in the healthcare industry, or you’re considering a major career change, ATC Healthcare could be the ideal healthcare staffing franchise for you. Contact us today to learn more about how you can get started with ATC Healthcare. With a strong team and support system behind you, now is the time to explore what your franchise ownership journey can look like.