Who’s Hiring for Healthcare Jobs in Utah
Every year we see hundreds of newly-minted nurses, medical assistants, OTAs, and DLTs graduate into the workforce. If you decide to work in healthcare, you’ll enter one of the most in-demand fields in the United States. As the population ages, we’re going to need more dedicated professionals to meet the growing demand.
You still need to get out there and hunt for a job, though. These are a few of Utah’s major healthcare employers.
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Private healthcare providers
Utah’s biggest employer is Intermountain Healthcare, which operates twenty-two hospitals in Utah and Idaho and employs approximately 20,000 people in our state. If you’re looking for a healthcare job in Utah, Intermountain is a good place to start. It’s big, established, and always hiring.
Plenty of Ameritech grads have ended up at Intermountain, but it’s by no means the only game in town. Smaller rural hospitals can also be promising, especially if you’re familiar with the community and have existing personal or professional connections.
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Universities and schools
If you look at a list of the top employers in Utah, you’ll see a trend: Universities. The University of Utah is the state’s second-largest employer, and a big part of that is their extensive hospital system. Many university hospitals and clinics hire internally, but it is possible to get hired on by a university-affiliated clinic after graduating from Ameritech.
Ameritech, by the way, does employ a few former students. For instance, the director of our DLT program used to a student. Every so often our enrollees become colleagues.
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Government and military
The state of Utah is one of the largest employers in the region, hiring healthcare professionals of all types. If you work for the state, you can potentially be involved with all kinds of issues surrounding compliance and public health. You can also work in one of the most potentially difficult, intense, and demanding workplaces: jail or prison. If you think you have what it takes, you could become the nurse who stitches up people paying their debt to society. It won’t be easy but we guarantee that it won’t be boring.
There’s also the option of working for the military. Utah is home to National Guard, Army, and Air Force installations, many of which employ healthcare professionals. Military RNs are commissioned officers, so you’ll need more than an associates degree to bring your skills to the armed forces. If you want to serve as a nurse, that could be a great reason to finally go for that BSN.
Wherever you choose to work, know that Ameritech offers job placement for all of our students. What’s more, being an Ameritech grad means job placement for life. We make it our business to make sure that as many people as possible who walk in our door walk out with a promising future.