Good News on the Job Market – Health Care Lawyers Needed!

August 6, 2013
Adele Shapiro

file1291279077714No doubt that the news about the job market for lawyers has been dismal over the past few months. It seems, though, there is a ray of hope particularly for people entering law school. According to Crain’s Cleveland Business new lawyers will have an easier time landing a job if they have a background in health care.  With the coming of the Affordable Care Act and the regulatory scheme that will be accompanying it, Crain’s is predicting an impressive need for attorneys who are well versed in health care.

As an example of law schools trying to anticipate the need, Crain’s highlights the University of Akron which created a special center dedicated to the health care specialty; upon completion, students will receive a health care law certificate.

As the medical field in general, urged on by the Affordable Health Care Act, turns increased focus on not only treating the sick but also on prevention of illness, attorneys will be required to keep up with technology, science and practical changes in medicine. As a result, there will be increased need for lawyers with training in these areas.

For prospective law students deciding on which school to attend and what field to concentrate in, this news might be a factor in decision making.

Adele Shapiro

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