HCA Healthcare
April 25, 2019

SOURCE: Nashville Business Journal
AUTHOR: Joel Stinnett

Marty Paslick is senior vice president and CIO of HCA Healthcare Inc., one of the city's top tech employers.

Big tech companies such as Philips, Amazon and Asurion are growing their operations in Music City, but it turns out that an accounting firm and a health care company were the most aggressive seekers of tech talent in Nashville last year.

Deloitte LLP posted 1,364 unique job postings for technology positions in 2018, followed closely by two HCA Healthcare Inc. subsidiaries that had more than 1,320 total postings, according to the 2019 Healthcare Tech Middle Tennessee report, released this week. Overall, 33 percent of the more than 38,000 tech job postings in Nashville last year came from companies affiliated with health care.

The report was conducted by Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Information Systems & Analytics in partnership with the Greater Nashville Technology Council. It compared health-tech job postings with overall tech job postings in Middle Tennessee during 2018. While each job posting counted is unique, if a job posting went unfilled and a new posting was made, a single job opening could be counted more than once.

Deloitte is Nashville's largest accounting firm, according to Nashville Business Journal research, employing more than 1,650 people locally. HCA is the city's largest publicly-traded company, with almost 11,000 employees.

The study comes as Amazon begins hiring for its 5,000-job Operations Center of Excellence, which was announced in November. The city also has seen an influx of major office openings by startups from Silicon Valley, including Lyft, PostMates, Eventbrite, IQTalent, KeepTruckin and Eargo.

HCA, comprised of HCA Holdings Inc. and HCA-HealthONE LLC, led health-tech job postings when combined but finished second and third, respectively, on their own. Anthem Inc., with 735 postings, came in at No. 1 on the health tech list when the HCA companies were not considered as one entity. 

Vanderbilt University ranked fourth with 536 health-tech postings, followed by Community Health Systems Inc. and United Health Group. 

The most in-demand job title in health tech was "business analyst," which appeared in 5.2 percent of postings, according to the report. Software engineers, research analysts, financial analysts and project managers rounded out the top five most desired positions in health tech. The report found that the same job titles, skills and occupation groups were in demand in both tech and health-tech job postings.

Below is the list of the top companies for health-tech job postings, as well as overall tech job postings in 2018.

Top health care tech job posters

  • Anthem Inc. — 735 postings
  • HCA Holdings Inc. — 722 postings
  • HCA - HealthONE LLC — 603 postings
  • Vanderbilt University — 536 postings
  • Community Health Systems Inc. — 280 postings
  • UnitedHealth Group Inc. — 271 postings
  • Computer Task Group Inc. — 256 postings
  • General Electric Company — 203 postings
  • Change Healthcare Inc. — 193 postings
  • Zircon Inc. — 171 postings

Top overall tech job posters

  • Deloitte LLP — 1,364 postings
  • Vanderbilt University — 768 postings
  • Anthem Inc. — 735 postings
  • HCA Holdings Inc. — 722 postings
  • Vaco LLC — 712 postings
  • Asurion LLC — 668 postings
  • Internal Data Resources Inc. — 657 postings
  • HCA - HealthONE LLC — 603 postings
  • Robert Half International Inc. — 548 postings
  • Teksystems Inc. — 498 postings