Trends and Outlook of the Healthcare Executive Search Industry

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The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has over 350 member executive search firms with more than 950 executive recruiters worldwide who deal with sourcing candidates for senior executive jobs in the healthcare industry. These healthcare executive search recruiters are working within various sectors of healthcare to fill executive positions in Medical Devices, Healthcare, Hospitals and Pharmaceuticals.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Opportunities Outlook Strong in 2013

According to the AESC 2013 Outlook Report produced from the responses of nearly 200 member executive recruiters, the Healthcare and Life Sciences industries placed number two for most growth expected in 2013.

Healthcare Executive Positions: Locations with the Most Executive Jobs

North America and Canada have the highest number of healthcare executive search firms; the most healthcare executive searches were conducted in New York City and Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver, respectively. Charlotte, Chicago and San Francisco also have a high concentration of healthcare executive search professionals.

In Europe, Asia Pacific and South America: London and Paris are the center for healthcare executive search in Europe, while Tokyo and Buenos Aires are the hub of healthcare senior executive jobs in Asia Pacific and South America, respectively. See below to learn about using BlueSteps to gain visibility to these healthcare executive search professionals or headhunters.

Bridging Science with Business


Stephanie J Underwood, Tyler & Company

"We all know that lean organizations find ways to reduce expenses where feasible, in times of financial strain and not. One reason organizations hire executive search firms is if they are unable to conduct a search in house due to lack of resources and/or expertise. While the supply of marketing and communications professionals is abundant, which provides a case for internally conducting searches of this type, there has been a shift in the need for this talent long-term in big pharma."

"Asymptomatic of the recession, companies are restructuring how they approach sales and marketing, which is adversely affecting the demand of these professionals. In contrast, demand for people with regulatory expertise is on the rise. Executives with proven business acumen and a scientific background are being sought, strengthening the trend of bridging science with business."

- Stephanie J. Underwood, Senior Vice President and Life Sciences' Practice Leader, Tyler & Company

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