Baby Boomer Population’s Impact on Healthcare IT Jobs

As I return back from HIMSS, I got this presentation titled Bye, Bye, Baby Boomers that really caught my eye. I wish I’d seen the full presentation. Maybe HIMSS will put out the video of the presentation. However, even the slides are really informative. The premise is basically that Baby Boomers will shortly be retiring or dying (yes, that feels a bit morbid to say, but it’s the reality). Once this happens, what does that mean for healthcare.

Since this is a healthcare IT job blog, it has me asking what impact all these baby boomers leaving the healthcare IT workforce will have on healthcare IT. I found this chart which showed the growth of the baby boomer population a great illustration of how important and large this population is.

Baby Boomer Population Growth

The presentation also asserts that 28% of CIOs will retire in under 5 years. Think about the culture shift that’s going to happen in healthcare. It also means that there are going to be a lot of opportunities for career growth as well. What are you doing to prepare to be the next CIO? Looks like you’ll have opportunities available for you to go after. Are you ready?

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.