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25 Essential Medical Job Boards

by Dayna Sanders on September 29, 2009

Are you seeking a job in the medical field? No matter if you’re a recent graduate or a skilled surgeon, job boards can provide an opportunity to learn who is hiring and where the health care jobs are located. But, using these search engines is a numbers game, and — although it helps to have a resume that is appealing — it is essential to use job boards that rank easily among search engines to get employer traffic to a site.

All the boards listed below have a definite advantage in that their focus is on the medical field and they rank high in a number of search engines (meaning you can find them on the first page of most search sites after a query for “nurse job board,” etc.). From dentistry to orthopedics and from anesthesiology to physician-only search boards, the following list provides potential employees and employers with an opportunity to focus on specific needs within the industry.

The list below is categorized by general health care or medical job boards, nurses, pharmaceutical and physician job boards. Each link within these categories is listed in alphabetical order to show readers that we do not favor one board over another:

General Health Care Boards

  1. Absolutely Health Care: Search through over 300,000 health care and medical jobs posted from throughout the U.S. Learn more about licensing and get job search and career tips at this site’s education resource center, too.
  2. AllHealthcareJobs: Search through jobs in nursing, Allied Health, pharmacy, physician employment, executive positions, rehabilitation and laboratories. No need to register to look through job opportunities, but you’ll need to register to apply for a job online through this site.
  3. Health eCareers: Use this site to find top-level medical positions such as those in administration or operations, Allie Health careers, biotechnology, dental, nursing, pharmaceutical or physician positions. You also can register to build a home page on this site with information about your credentials.
  4. Jobs in Healthcare: The top searches for the previous week include CNA, medical assistant, phlebotomist, medical receptionist, medical billing positions, LPN and many more. You can search for jobs by employers, city, county or state.
  5. MedCareers: As of this listing, this site includes over 5,500 open positions in all categories of medical practice. Search by category and by location, including job postings located outside the U.S. and Canada.
  6. MedHunters: This search engine contains thousands of nursing and medical job opportunities for all skill levels. You can browse by location, employer or lifestyle or look through various categories ranging from administration to physicians. The highest number of job opportunities currently are focused on nursing.
  7. MedHunting: Search among over 2,000 jobs aimed at the Allied Health industry, nursing, physicians and administrative positions. This is a free service to to both employers and to potential employees. Post a resume, grab a feed for a particular job search, and learn more about employers at this site.
  8. MedPostings: This is a free service for all healthcare professionals who are seeking a job. Register, post your resume and search and apply to thousands of locum tenens and permanent medical positions.
  9. MedicalWorkers: Categories for job searches at this site include Allied Health, nursing, physician and “other jobs” that include administration. This site takes pride in their ability to be easily found on major search engines and through links developed from career development centers at many medical schools and universities.
  10. MedZilla: Post your resume, scan through forums and search for internships or jobs in the biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare and science fields. Established in 1994, this site also includes a salary survey and a monthly press release that reports on job opportunities as a whole in the nationwide health field.

Nurse Boards

  1. Nurse.com: This site is a portal for nursing news, education and community, and it also provides a venue for job searches. This site is maintained by Gannett Education, publishers of Nursing Spectrum and Nurseweek.
  2. Nursing Jobs (.com): This is a free job site for nurses who are seeking job opportunities and for health care employers in search of high-quality employees. Nurses can create a personalized profile, search for jobs and apply online. Travel nursing opportunities are featured at this site.
  3. Nursing Jobs (.org): Nurse educators currently receive free job postings at this site, which focuses entirely on the nursing industry. Post your resume, receive job alerts, learn more about how to gain a job through a ‘career center’ and more from others in the nursing field.
  4. NurseJobShop: Search for available RN, LVN, LPN and travel nurse jobs throughout the U.S. and Canada with this search engine. Fields include neonatal, pediatric, and nursery to post partum, OB/Gyn, and ICU with everything in between.

Pharmaceutical Boards

  1. BioSpace: This job board’s niche includes biotech as well as pharmaceutical news and jobs. Their ‘talk forum’ includes advice from a recruiter, and you can search jobs posted by over 1,000 BioPharm companies by location and employer.
  2. CareerPharm: This site is the pharmacy employment and career development service of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). All opportunities listed here exclusively service the hospital and health-system markets.
  3. Pharmacy Choice: This Web site is maintained with help from pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, educators and other industry professionals. Pharmacists can use this portal for news, continuing education resources and jobs through their career center search engine.
  4. PharmaDiversity Job Board: This job board focuses on minority job seekers in the pharmaceutical field, asking employers to expand their diversity hiring initiatives. Users can search jobs by type, location globally or by employer.
  5. RX Career Center: This site has been in operation since 1999, bringing pharmacy employers and job candidates together. Claiming to be one of the largest pharmacist job board on the Internet, a job-seeker here can research careers in retail, hospital, clinical and industry environments.

Physician Boards

  1. MDJobsite: This site was founded in 1999 and focuses specifically on top physician jobs. Currently, the site contains over 75,000 job opportunities that range from anesthesiology to radiology. You also can tap into an RSS feed for one or more physician job titles such as hospitalist, orthopedic or pediatric categories.
  2. NetDoc: This portal serves up physician resources, news, information about software, CME courses, hospital rankings and jobs. NetDoc jobs also are found at JobsMed: Medical Jobs, which increases an employer’s chances of discovering more potential employees.
  3. PhysEmp: Since 1994, this search engine has brought employers and job seekers together by offering a variety of specialty jobs from addiction medicine to urology. Use their RSS feeds to stay on top of new job postings in your field.
  4. PracticeLink: Established in 1994 originally as PhysicianPracticeNetwork, an information service for in-house recruiters and physicians, PracticeLink remains one of the oldest, largest and most respected physician employment opportunity search engines.
  5. StudentDoc: This job search board focuses on students and employers who seek recent physician graduates from residency.
  6. The New England Journal of Medicine Career Center: The focus at this selective job board is on doctors. Search for new careers through permanent or locum tenens positions in any field and in any location.
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