Move Over Tech and Engineering, Healthcare Leads Robotics Hiring

Hiring for robotic skills continues to grow, with healthcare jobs leading demand with more than one-third of all jobs, according to WANTED Analytics™.

New York, NY January 22, 2014


WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace, reports that there were 45,000 jobs for robotics skilled professionals advertised online during 2013. Healthcare jobs accounted for 35% of robotics hiring demand with 16,000 positions, passing demands for tech and engineering occupations.

Healthcare jobs that require use of robotic components are not just seen for Surgeons. Registered Nurses were the most common healthcare occupation that required these skills. In addition to being able to assist in robotic surgeries, Nurses that are experienced with robotics are being recruited to develop training programs for other nursing staff and ensure the healthcare provider is up-to-date on all necessary protocols.

With the growing demand for robotic-skilled healthcare professionals, employers are likely to experience difficulty when recruiting for open positions. The Hiring Scale, which scores jobs from 1 to 99 based on their projected difficulty-to-recruit, shows what cities Recruiters are likely to experience the most competition to attract talent. Some metropolitan areas that score particularly high on the Hiring Scale, meaning they are likely to be the most difficult locations to source healthcare professionals with robotics skills, are Macon, GA and Austin, TX. In these areas, the local talent pools cannot support the demands from employers, making the time-to-fill longer than average.

Cities with larger talent pools may be alternative sources of candidates. New York, NY currently has the largest pool of healthcare professionals with robotics skills. WANTED Analytics' candidate supply data estimates there are 5,200 healthcare professionals currently working in jobs that require robotic skills in the New York metro area. In comparison, Macon, GA and Austin, TX have fewer than 100 potential qualified candidates.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company's headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 900 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED's services, visit http://www.wantedanalytics.com.

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

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