Have you considered a career in health career facilities management? There exists a great opportunity for a long-tenured, rewarding, well-paying career.
Baby Boomers are retiring and Generation X isn’t large enough to fill the demand. Thus far, millennials haven’t flooded to the discipline, so we are left with retiring Baby Boomers, who comprise the largest demographic of employees in healthcare facilities management. There is a lack of qualified professionals to fill the void.
Between 2011 (when the oldest Baby Boomer reached age 65) and 2029 (when the youngest Boomer turns age 65), roughly 3.8 million Boomers are expected to turn 65 each year, or about 10,000 daily. However, in part because of older Boomers’ robust participation rates, 10,000 Boomers are not exiting the labor force every day. Rather, the Boomer labor force has been declining by 2.2 million on average each year since 2010, or about 5,900 daily.
“A huge talent drain. There’s a huge graying of management, and it’s a major problem.”
Dale Woodin, Vice President for the American Hospital Association, www.HFMmagazine.com
The talent drain mentioned by Dale in 2015 is going strong in 2020. It has cast a significant and daunting question that hangs daily over hospitals and systems………….
Who is going to manage the hospital facility of the future? Where will I find the people?
Simply, right now, they are scrambling to answer the question. There are not enough people available, or considering, a career in healthcare facilities management.