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Become A Physician Recruiter

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Working As A Physician Recruiter

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Staffing Organizational Units
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Physician Recruiter Do

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle tasks related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Duties

Human resources specialists typically do the following:

  • Consult with employers to identify employment needs
  • Interview applicants about their experience, education, and skills
  • Contact references and perform background checks on job applicants
  • Inform applicants about job details, such as duties, benefits, and working conditions
  • Hire or refer qualified candidates for employers
  • Conduct or help with new employee orientation
  • Keep employment records and process paperwork

Human resources specialists are often trained in all human resources disciplines and perform tasks throughout all areas of the department. In addition to recruiting and placing workers, human resources specialists help guide employees through all human resources procedures and answer questions about policies. They sometimes administer benefits, process payroll, and handle any associated questions or problems, although many specialists may focus more on strategic planning and hiring instead of administrative duties. They also ensure that all human resources functions comply with federal, state, and local regulations. 

The following are examples of types of human resources specialists:

Human resources generalists handle all aspects of human resources work. They may have duties in all areas of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. 

Placement specialists match employers with qualified jobseekers. They search for candidates who have the skills, education, and work experience needed for jobs, and they try to place those candidates with employers. They also may help set up interviews.

Recruitment specialists, sometimes known as personnel recruiters or head hunters,” find, screen, and interview applicants for job openings in an organization. They search for applicants by posting listings, attending job fairs, and visiting college campuses. They also may test applicants, contact references, and extend job offers.

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How To Become A Physician Recruiter

Human resources specialists must usually have a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Applicants seeking positions as a human resources specialist must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.

Coursework typically includes business, industrial relations, psychology, professional writing, human resource management, and accounting.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some positions, particularly human resources generalists, may require previous work experience. Candidates can gain experience as human resources assistants, in customer service positions, or in other related jobs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many professional associations that specialize in human resources offer courses intended to enhance the skills of their members, and some offer certification programs. For example, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Although certification is usually voluntary, some employers may prefer or require it. Human resources generalists, in particular, can benefit from certification because it shows knowledge and professional competence across all human resources areas. 

Advancement

Human resources specialists who possess a thorough knowledge of their organization, as well as an understanding of regulatory compliance needs, can advance to become human resources managers. Specialists can increase their chance of advancement by completing voluntary certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources specialists use decisionmaking skills when reviewing candidates’ qualifications or when working to resolve disputes.  

Detail oriented. Specialists must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants’ qualifications, performing background checks, maintaining records of an employee grievance, and ensuring that a workplace is in compliance with labor standards. 

Interpersonal skills. Specialists continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Listening skills. Listening skills are essential for human resources specialists. When interviewing job applicants, for example, specialists must pay careful attention to candidates’ responses, understand the points they are making, and ask relevant followup questions. 

Speaking skills. All specialists need strong speaking skills to be effective at their job. They often give presentations and must be able to clearly convey information about their organizations and jobs within them.

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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Medical Recruiter 2.6 years
Field Recruiter 2.6 years
Nurse Recruiter 2.5 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.1 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 17.3%
Internship 4.4%
Physician 3.2%
Manager 3.0%
Consultant 2.9%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 16.2%
Consultant 3.1%
Director 2.9%
Owner 2.6%

Physician Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Female

58.8%

Male

39.8%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

81.1%

Hispanic or Latino

9.8%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.1%

French

10.7%

Portuguese

7.1%

Chinese

3.6%

German

3.6%

Lithuanian

3.6%

Japanese

3.6%

Russian

3.6%

Korean

3.6%

Italian

3.6%
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Physician Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.0%

West Virginia University

8.5%

Middle Tennessee State University

5.1%

Webster University

5.1%

Texas State University

5.1%

Georgia State University

5.1%

University of Missouri - Columbia

5.1%

University of North Texas

5.1%

Florida State University

5.1%

Michigan State University

4.3%

Auburn University

4.3%

University of Utah

4.3%

University of Georgia

4.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.3%

University of Houston

4.3%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.3%

Northwestern University

3.4%

Troy University

3.4%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.4%

Florida Atlantic University

3.4%
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Majors

Business

26.6%

Human Resources Management

8.7%

Management

7.4%

Communication

7.2%

Psychology

6.6%

Health Care Administration

6.2%

Marketing

6.2%

Nursing

5.4%

Political Science

4.9%

Public Health

3.1%

Biology

2.7%

Education

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.7%

Business Communications

1.7%

Sociology

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Accounting

1.7%

Finance

1.6%

Economics

1.4%

English

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

49.6%

Masters

23.0%

Other

18.3%

Associate

4.3%

Certificate

2.8%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

0.4%

Diploma

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Physician Recruiter

ClientHospitalsCompanyDatabaseEmergencyMedicineLocumTenensInternalMedicinePhysicianCandidatesPhysicianRecruitmentDepartmentPrimaryCarePhysiciansMedicalStaffRecruitmentProcessContractNegotiationsNewPhysiciansFullCycleRecruitmentClinicHospitalAdministratorsPotentialCandidatesMedicalDirectorsJobBoardsNursePractitionersJobFairs

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Top Physician Recruiter Skills

  1. Client Hospitals
  2. Company Database
  3. Emergency Medicine
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Participate in planning with senior team leadership to identify recruiting strategies for established and new client hospitals.
  • Provide detailed entry of all information and tracking of candidates in company database.
  • Work closely with Graduate Medical Education Coordinator to introduce and tour potential Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Candidates.
  • Manage provider locum tenens inquiries assigned to recruiter or developed by recruiter to ensure the full utilization of provider availability.
  • Assigned specialties of Internal Medicine and OBGYN.

Top Physician Recruiter Employers

Physician Recruiter Videos

Physician Recruiter, Career Video from drkit.org

JARED - Physician Recruiter (Part 1)

Linda Hamar, Physician Recruiter, Texas Health Resources

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