2020 was a seminal year for big tech’s push into healthcare.
Apple stood up a new fitness program; Amazon launched its national pharmacy service; Alphabet’s Verily dove into coronavirus testing; and the cloud giants are going after telehealth and building digital tools they say will power health systems’ futures.
To staff these new lines of business and build new ones, tech companies are hiring a lot of people, from sales to user experience design. In some cases, their job postings hint at expansion — it looks like Verily is building out a home care program for infants, for example — or show how big tech is tackling new kinds of research, clients, and internal issues.
Amazon Care, a service that Amazon is piloting for employers, as Business Insider reported, may be standing up a salesforce for its national expansion. One job opening for a client-facing role says the candidate will “build and grow relationships with commercial and public sector enterprises.”
Apple is looking for someone to oversee the development of new health sensors and algorithms, plus two lawyers with experience in drawing up contracts for clinical trials, the job postings show. Calico, a secretive Alphabet spinoff, is looking for several scientists to explore new areas in anti-aging research. Amazon is building out its coronavirus testing program for the long haul, Business Insider’s review of job postings shows.
Here are the healthcare jobs that big tech is looking to fill in 2021, according to job postings reviewed by Business Insider. The list doesn’t include tech groups that aren’t making many healthcare hires publicly.