As a healthcare recruiter, helping doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to achieve their career goals has been a most rewarding role. As such, I've impacted a number of medically underserved communities by attracting qualified healthcare providers to areas where quality medical care may have otherwise been unavailable."
Andrea Clement Santiago is a former writer for Verywell Health covering the healthcare industry. She has worked in the industry since 1998, in medical sales, consulting, training, and recruiting. As a medical recruiter, Andrea has interviewed and placed hundreds of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, medical technologists and industry executives.
Andrea initially entered the healthcare field as a national medical documentation and record-keeping consultant. Since 2001, Andrea has worked primarily in the medical staffing industry, initially for one of the largest national physician search firms. Andrea went on to recruit numerous medical professionals including nurses, allied healthcare, medical device engineers and medical salespeople.
Andrea is also a freelance writer specializing in career-related topics and healthcare careers, based on her experience in medical sales, recruiting, training, and management. Her work has appeared in Medical Economics, Working Nurse, and The New England Journal of Medicine's "Recruiting Physicians Today," and has been cited by CNN, Fox News, Forbes.com, AP, Washington Examiner, and many others.
Andrea has shared her healthcare career expertise and job search advice via numerous media outlets including WNYC radio in New York, Star94 FM radio in Atlanta, and WXIA-TV 11Alive evening news, and provided weekly Healthcare JobCasts to JobRadio.fm internet radio.
Andrea Clement Santiago graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, cum laude.
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