According to an article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the IT job market in Atlanta is expected to grow as one healthcare IT company expands its presence in the city. This news is a telling indicator of the market’s status as a hub for the growing industry of healthcare IT.
Athenahealth is a leading provider of cloud-based electronic health record, practice management and care coordination services with $422.3 million in revenue in 2012.

The company will move its suburban location into the city-limits, and once it sets up shop in its newly redeveloped location, it’s expected to expand and bring over 700 jobs to the Atlanta market.  The company chose the specific area for its new home due in part to its “proximity to Georgia Tech and a young population,” Urvaksh Karkaria reports in the article. Not only will this create jobs for IT professionals, but it also makes a strong statement about the condition of the Atlanta market.

The news of athenahealth’s expansion in Atlanta emphasizes the market’s standing as a hub for the healthcare IT industry. With a large number of healthcare businesses and systems in the southeast, Atlanta will be a growth market for athenahealth and other similar companies attracted to the city. As a result, IT professionals looking for work may want to consider opportunities in Atlanta in their search.

To read more, check out the article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle.