The Nashville Tech Council released a report Thursday citing one-third of the 38,000 tech job openings in Middle Tennessee were derived from the region's prominent health care industry — a margin that continues to grow on a month-by-month basis.
By the end of 2018, there were more than 3,000 active postings for tech jobs in the health care industry, according to the Middle Tennessee State University-led study. Big-name providers such as HCA Healthcare, Vanderbilt University and Community Health Systems collectively sought 2,141 tech workers in 2018, topped only by health insurance company Anthem Inc., which listed 735 tech positions. Overall, the health care industry was outpaced by only one company: Deloitte, a multinational financial consulting company.
According to the report, the most in-demand occupations in health care technology were software developers for mobile applications, which represented more than 12 percent of overall health care tech job postings. Nearly half of the listings seeking management analysts and computer systems analysts were attributable to the health care industry.