Each year, tens of thousands of final-year residents and fellows start looking for their first job. Also, seasoned physicians and nurses are often looking for new employment opportunities, mostly because of relocation or better salaries.
Most health care professionals use online job portals as easiest and most convenient way to find the latest job openings and explore new career opportunities.
Besides online websites, busy physicians, nurses, residents, and other healthcare professionals can also search for jobs by using their mobile phones and tablets.
There are many jobs seeking apps out there, however medical professionals would benefit from mobile apps that focus on jobs in health care.
Here, we listed some of the most useful job seeking apps for medical professionals.
MHA app is a mobile version of Merritt Hawkins and Associates website, which provides physicians and high-level allied professionals with access to the latest permanent positions in top specialties across the United States.
Physicians can use the app to search for jobs by specialty or a region. The app also provides the demographic, staffing and supply trend information used by physicians and other medical professionals seeking employment, as well as employers and others who follow physician staffing and supply trends.
MHA app is available for free on Android and iOS devices. It requires an Internet connection to access all resources.
NEJM CareerCenter App
NEJM CareerCenter is the physician jobs companion website of the New England Journal of Medicine that is also available as a mobile app.
NEJM CareerCenter app allows physicians to access nationwide job database, create a profile to help employers find them, search quality physician jobs by specialty or location, apply for physician jobs, upload a resume, receive notification of new matching jobs, and more.
The app also enables physicians and other healthcare professionals save jobs and access them later, and to email or share job listings to their network.
NEJM CareerCenter app is available for free, however, only on iOS.
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Doximity Talent Finder App
Doximity is one of the most popular networks of medical doctors and other healthcare professionals, with over half a million verified members. We reviewed their Doximity mobile app that allows physicians to network with colleagues, consult with other physicians about patients and clinical cases, review journal articles from some of the top journals in medicine, and receive updates about potential new career opportunities.
For the last part, Doximity also made a separate app called Talent Finder that enables physicians and other healthcare professionals to search Doximity network looking for jobs or create lists of candidates to share with their colleagues or to follow up with.
Doximity Talent Finder app is available for free only on iOS.
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American Academy of Family Physicians App
American Academy of Family Physicians app provides healthcare professionals with many helpful tools and services, including the ability to access American Family Physician and Family Practice Management journals, report their CME and view upcoming events and CME activities, Board Review practice questions, view up-to-date immunization recommendations, and more.
One of the features in the app is CareerLink, a resource for family physicians looking to job opportunities in family medicine, as well as for employers sourcing the highest quality family physicians.
The app is available for free on both Android and iOS.
NurseGrid is a calendar app that allows registered nurses to add their shifts, swap them with their fellow nurses, manage their schedules, and communicate with fellow nurses with a few taps on their mobile phone.
NurseGrid app also includes another useful feature that enables nurses to search for jobs and filter them by location, distance, type, and specialty.
This is an easy way for unemployed nurses to find a job, or for those who are already working to change their workplace.
The app is available for free on iOS and Android.
Another job app designed for nurses is NurseJobs. This app is developed by AMN Healthcare Company that also developed MHA job-seeking app, we mentioned above.
NurseJobs, as its name suggests, gives nurses the ability to access the latest nursing career opportunities, including travel, permanent, and per diem nursing positions throughout the United States.
The app sends notifications about new jobs in a specialty or location of preference, also allowing nurses to keep track of saved jobs, requested jobs and recent job searches
NurseJobs app is free to use, however, only on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).
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Locum Jobs App
Locum Jobs app help locum tenens physicians search for current jobs in various positions and specialties, including Hospitalist jobs, Emergency Medicine jobs, Psychiatry jobs, and Anesthesiology jobs.
Besides searching and applying for current job listings, physicians can save job searches, receive push notifications, create a personal profile, upload CV, link their Dropbox account to retrieve CV, keep track of all of all job activities, and more.
The app is available for free on iOS.
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tigma is a mobile job-matching app for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, allowing them to search for personalized, real-time job openings.
The app allows users to customize it to fit their needs based on their preferences including geographic location (city and state), salary, setting and profession type, and specialty. (internal medicine, family medicine, Ob/Gyn, pediatrics, etc.).
tigma app also includes push notifications to instantly notify users when jobs that match their criteria become available.
The app is available on Android and iOS for free.