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Subject: career placement business
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: hunter42-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 07 Nov 2005 13:06 PST
Expires: 07 Dec 2005 13:06 PST
Question ID: 590225
I am considering joining a company called Health Career Agents, they
specialize in training prospective agents in the placement of health
The cost to be an affiliate will be $28.000.
My questions are:
is there any negative news on this particular co.(HCA)?
What is the outlook for this particular tipe of business (head
hunting)in the medical field?
How difficult will it be to find candidates to fill positions?
What is a realistic income that one can achive working full time?
Theyr web address is
Thank you in advance

Clarification of Question by hunter42-ga on 07 Nov 2005 14:12 PST
I dont need specific numbers... i need information on the company and
the outlook of the industry in genaral.
Come on guys, Give me a hand here. All responses are welcomed. I
promise a decent tip.
Subject: Re: career placement business
Answered By: czh-ga on 07 Nov 2005 19:06 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello hunter42-ga,

I was reluctant to take on this research project because I had a hunch
that some of your questions couldn?t be answered. I decided to give it
a shot when you clarified that you want general information, not
specific numbers. I think I?ve found lots of information that will
help you decide about the franchise opportunity offered by Health
Career Agents.

I first researched the company. Even after extensive digging I was
able to come up with very little. There is nothing negative published
about them but, on the other hand, they haven?t made a name for
themselves in a positive light either. They seem to be a company that
advertises extensively but doesn?t show results by publishing about
their successes in the trade or business press. They don?t seem
exceptional in any way and they?re a small fish in a very big pond.

The medical/healthcare staffing/recruiting industry is huge and there
has been a lot of consolidation going on. You didn?t say whether you
have a background in recruiting or healthcare so I can?t guess how
much research you will have to do to get familiar with the industry.
I?ve collected a lot of resources so that you can compare the HCA
franchise opportunity with other similar ones. I?ve also collected
information about trends and projections for the healthcare industry
and general resources on staffing and recruiting.

Franchising is a very particular kind of entrepreneurship so I?ve also
included some resources for you on evaluating whether franchising is
general is the right way for you to go. These links will also help you
evaluate specific franchise offerings.

I trust that the information I?ve pulled together for you will be
helpful. Please don?t hesitate to ask for clarification if anything
I?ve posted is unclear.

Wishing you well for your future enterprises.

~ czh ~

Health Career Agents, Inc. is an international healthcare recruiting
company that provides medical practitioners with unique candidate
placement services through a select network of independent

Health Career Agents, Inc. · 
12400 Olive Blvd. · 
Suite 200 · 
St. Louis, MO · 63141 · 

Start your own medical recruiting business and join Health Career Agents.

Not with some restrictive franchise, but as an independent
"Owner/Operator", running your own medical recruiting business.

Sample Business Plan
Health Career Agents, Inc.
Owner/Operator Program

***** This is a 24-page detailed document that spells out how you
would be expected to operate as a franchisee.

Franchise Name:
*Health Career Agents - Healthcare Recruiting Franchise 
Investment Required:
$25,001 - $50,000

Franchise Direct - Health Career Agents franchise opportunity

Opportunity Finder

Health Career Agents 
Jobs 1 to 50 of 213
Healthcare Recruiter-Work from Home

Health Career Agents Jobs and Profile
Various Management Positions Available Nationally  ($90K -$200K)

***** These are the typical job postings from HCA franchises.

BBBOnLine Reliability Participation Confirmed For 
Health Career Agents, Inc. 

Health Career Agents, Inc. meets all BBBOnLine Reliability
participation and Better Business Bureau membership standards and is
authorized to display the BBBOnLine Reliability seal.

Health Career Agents Partners With Network80 to Provide Hosting

June 14, 2004 (ST. LOUIS, MO) ? Network80, LLC, one of the St. Louis
area?s fastest growing Web-hosting and Internet infrastructure firms,
today announced they have signed a deal with Health Career Agents,
Inc. to provide hosting for their nationwide network of recruiters.

Healthcare Recruiter
Tuesday, 10am to 11am Pacific Time
Select a Show Session link below to view the list of Archived Segments
for that Session.

Lucia & Duncan Shaw
Lucia and Ducan Shaw, two Health Career Agents Owner/Operators, will
co-host today's show with show host and Health Career Agents President
Brian Calsyn. Lucia & Duncan started their recruiting company, Hire
Works, Inc., several years ago with the help of Health Career Agents.
On today's show, Brian will get an update on the business and Lucia &
Duncan will share insider tips on healthcare recruiting and important
tips on starting your own business.


Getting Down to Business
Health Career Agents Chief Operating Officer Charlotte Byndas cohosts
the show with Mr. Calsyn and succesful Owner Lynden Kidd makes a
special appearance. Learn about what training new Owner/Operators
receive to get them up and running as successful healthcare

***** These online seminars will give you some additional information
about how HCA conducts its business. I was able to identify some of
the corporate officers but further research didn't yield any
background information on any of them.

Health Career Agents Announces New Owner/Operator Business Funding Options

Health Career Agents announces new Owner/Operator business funding
options to assist entrepreneurs in starting their own home-based
healthcare recruiting business.

St. Louis, Mo.(PRWEB) September 29, 2005 -- Health Career Agents
announced new funding options for its Owner/Operator Program that,
according to the company, provide prospective Owners with choices for
financing the initial investment they pay for training, software and

"We've put together a host of funding products for new Owners to
consider utilizing," stated Steven Deutschmann, Chief Financial
Officer of Health Career Agents. "Depending on a person's assets and
credit score, we can now get very competitive, if not preferred, rates
for them. In fact, we can usually arrange funding that eliminates the
need for a down payment and/or covers initial living expenses."

Health Career Agents requires that every prospective Owner/Operator go
through the following Evaluation Process:
·Review a Template Business Plan detailing operations, sales and
marketing strategy
·Participate in a Technology Web Conference with a Health Career Agents Trainer 
·Interview with current Owners on the Health Career Agents Evaluation Board

About Health Career Agents:
Health Career Agents is an international healthcare recruiting company
with more than 200 independently owned offices nationally. The company
trains and supports its "Owners" while providing them with cutting
edge technology solutions and assistance in growing their individual
healthcare recruiting enterprises.

WHOIS Record For 

  	HCA Global  
  	12400 Olive Blvd
  	Suite 200
  	St. Louis, MO 63141 
  	Administrative Contact , Technical Contact : 	 
  	HCA Global 
  	12400 Olive Blvd
  	Suite 200
  	St. Louis, MO 63141 
  	Phone: 800-209-7197 
  	Record expires on 13-Aug-2006 	
  	Record created on 13-Aug-2003 
  	Database last updated on 16-Nov-2004 

Domain servers in listed order:
Manage DNS 

Current Registrar:	NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC. 
IP Address:  (ARIN & RIPE IP search) 
Record Type:	Domain Name 
Server Type:	IIS 5 
Web Site Status:	Active 
DMOZ 	no listings 
Y! Directory: 	see listings 
Web Site Title:	Health Career Agents, Inc. is an international
healthcare recruiting company that provides medical practitioners with
unique candidate placement services through a select network of
independent "Owner
Secure:	No 
E-commerce:	No 

WHOIS information for
Registration and WHOIS Service Provided By:

Intercosmos Media Group, Inc. provides the data in the
Registrar WHOIS database for informational purposes only. The information
may only be used to assist in obtaining information about a domain name's
registration record.
directNIC makes this information available "as is," and does not guarantee
its accuracy.

 HCA Information Services
 One Park Plaza
 Bldg 1 - 1E
 Nashville, TN 37203


Administrative Contact: 
 Hostmaster, ehc
 One Park Plaza
 Bldg 1 - 1E
 Nashville, TN 37203

Technical Contact: 
 Hostmaster, ehc
 One Park Plaza
 Bldg 1 - 1E
 Nashville, TN 37203

Record last updated 06-01-2005 02:37:19 PM
Record expires on 05-26-2008
Record created on 05-26-2004

Domain servers in listed order:

***** seems to have been an earlier version of the HCA domaine name.

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Read SBA's "Is Franchising for Me?" Workbook (.pdf file)

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Franchise Resources 

A Consumer Guide to Buying a Franchise

Welcome to Franchise Gator's Personnel and Staffing franchise
directory. Entrepreneurs interested in buying-a-business can find
details on Staffing, Recruiting, Personnel, Employment Agencies and
Human Resources franchises!

Health Career Agents
Profit from the dramatic demand for healthcare practitioners with your
own Medical Recruiting Business. Health Career Agents can help you
build your o more...

White Glove Placement
Own a healthcare staffing franchise! White Glove Placement can be a
highly-profitable business opportunity, meeting the critical need for
nursing care more...

Nurse Assured
Healthcare staffing is one of the largest growth opportunities
available today. Nurse Assured Medical Staffing Franchise, high growth
potential, auton more...

DocStaff Dental Placement
DocStaff Dental Placement Agency is the only dental-only placement
agency & staffing franchise in existence. Endorsed by both Dental Book
Kamp and Cr more...

Brightstar Healthcare
If you are ready to take charge of your future & care about people,
you belong in the BrightStar Healthcare Business. Medical expertise is
not necessa more...

At Work Medical Services
With over 16 years in the staffing industry and with countless years
of collective experience among the corporate staff, @Work not only has
a solid st more...

Medical Staffing Consultants
Medical Staffing Consultants provide on-site turn-key training
programs & services designed to help clients launch & build a medical
staffing company. more...

***** This is a sampling of medical/dental staffing/recruitment
franchise opportunities.

Start Med Staffing
3401 Enterprise Pkwy - 5th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44122
Required Capital: $20,000 - $60,000 
Required Investment: $20,000 - $60,000 
Category:Staffing Services
Business Type: Business Opportunity

AgentHR ? Agent Recruiting

Provide veteran full-cycle recruiters with 100% support, state of the
art recruiting tools, our branding and the collective marketing impact
of Agent Recruiters nationwide to create a cost effective turn-key
business solution that will empower your independent recruiting

Enjoy the freedom and profitability of your own independent recruiting
business while having the support, tools and branding of a national
recruiting firm. In 1998, AgentHR pioneered the first centrally
branded full service recruiting solutions for independent veteran

1950 Spectrum Circle,  Suite B-310            
Marietta, GA. 30067
800-466-SUCCESS (7822)

Personalized Management Associates, founded in 1985, has pioneered an
executive search system for management staffing in our niche markets
of retail, restaurant and service management. We have become one of 
the largest recruiting chains specializing in these niches in the
United States. Few companies have the reputation of Personalized
Management Associates in finding innovative employment solutions for
both companies and candidates in today's workplace.

PMA Franchise Systems, Inc. began in 1999 to franchise our system of
search and placement first nationally, and then internationally. A PMA
Franchise allows you to be in business for yourself but not by

GlobalBX Directory
Staffing Businesses For Sale Categories   

***** Browse through the listings for medical staffing/recruiting
businesses for sale to get some background information about the
variety of operations possible in this field.

October 17, 2005 -- Temp industry merger mania
While a backlash from pinched hospitals has cut into revenue, temp
firms see chances for growth with spiraling nurse shortage

Growing demand 
Still, industry insiders and analysts see solid potential for growth
driven by the nation's aging baby boomers and demand for doctors and
nurses. The nation's shortfall of registered nurses-a gap which
totaled about 110,000 nurses, or 6% of the needed work force in
2000-is expected to reach 29% by 2020, or roughly 808,000 RNs.

***** This article covers the current state of the industry.

Published October 2005
Industry trends in health care staffing

This year the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR)
compiled and published new statistics on physician recruitment
industry trends. Ninety-three search firms completed the survey for a
response rate of 47 percent.

This survey is useful to recruiters and physicians alike. How so?
While recruiters find the information important in determining
up-and-coming trends, physicians gain valuable insights in what
staffing agencies are out there, what specialties are in greater
demand, what types of opportunities they can find with recruiters, as
well as the overall job outlook of the health care industry.

Currently, there are about 769 physician recruitment firms in the
United States and over 1,767 in-house recruiters. Of the 769 firms,
over 300 are members of the NAPR. The current size of the medical
staffing industry is $14 billion and is expected to increase 15-25
percent a year.

***** This is an excellent article that provides you current
statistics about physician recruiters and future outlook for the

Electronic Health Care Recruiting

The results of your search for health care recruiting appear below.

2005 Healthcare Staffing Summit Program

***** Although this year?s conference is past, I think it might be
helpful for you to review the topics and programs that were offered to
get some insights into industry trends.

Search Results < healthcare recruiting>

***** Browse the results and formulate your own queries to continue
your explorations.

Staffing Industry Healthcare News
News and analysis about healthcare staffing - temporary, contract,
travel, per diem, locus tenens, and allied. Weekly. Electronic.

Hospital Jobs OnLine is located just outside of the emerald city of
Seattle, Washington. 7 years ago we created a "niche healthcare job
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companies and healthcare professionals!
Hospital Jobs OnLine began with less that 500 healthcare jobs and has
grown into a large healthcare job board with 50,000 jobs and over
100,000 resumes!
Directories -- Staffing Agencies
Directories -- Recruiters

***** Browse this specialized website for information about  health care staffing.

Top: Business: Healthcare: Employment: Recruitment and Staffing: Recruiters  (215)

***** Browse this directory to get an overview of the competition in
the healthcare recruiting industry.

Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.

***** This site offers excellent resources for the staffing industry
in general and also has some specialized resources for health care
staffing/recruiting. I suggest that you register so you can browse the
site for the wealth of resources it offers.

Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ERE)

Founded as an email discussion list for recruiting professionals in
February, 1998, the Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ERE) has grown to
become the preeminent source of information and networking
opportunities for recruiters and HR professionals on the Internet.

The audience of the Electronic Recruiting Exchange represents a mix of
corporate and third-party recruiters, who take advantage of its many
free services including:

ER Daily ( ? A daily column on
recruiting issues, written by leading experts in the field, which goes
out to over 16,000 subscribers daily.

ER Forum ( ? A professional email forum
with over 10,000 participants who share their ideas and questions
about recruiting via email.

ERE Research ( ? In-depth reports
and analysis on issues that matter to recruiters.

Recruiters' Job Board ( ? A job
board exculsively for recruiting professionals.

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"Health Career Agents "
recruiting franchise
"staffing OR recruiting franchise" industry
medical OR healthcare recruiting OR staffing industry

Request for Answer Clarification by hunter42-ga on 08 Nov 2005 14:13 PST
Thank you for you'r prompt response.
To answer you'r question, i do not have any experience in the Health
Care Recruting business. I have done a fair amount of reaserch myself
and i am familiar with some of the sites that you visited.I find
myself at a cross road and not sure wich path to take. I have been a
Foreign Exange Broker (dealing currencies between banks)most of my
life. With the advent of the Euro, and the electronic matching systems
invented for trading FX, i find myself looking for new opportunities
to take care of my family.
Final Question, if i may?
How does this opportunity rate in you'r book....On a scale of 1-10

Clarification of Answer by czh-ga on 08 Nov 2005 15:44 PST
Hello again hunter42-ga,

I?m glad you found the information useful. In one of my past lives
I?ve been a career counselor and I have worked with many clients who
were facing the same dilemma as you?re facing. I don?t know why you
focused on the Health Career Agents franchise. I suggest that you not
make a decision about it without doing further research and thinking
about your options.

You said that you?re not experienced with recruiting. Your background
as a foreign exchange broker is not a close match to operating a
health care recruiting/staffing business. I would be very cautious
about the HCA franchise because there is nothing noticeable or
outstanding about them and the field is extremely competitive. At the
very least, I suggest that you talk to several of their franchisees,
both ones who are new to the field and others who have been running
their franchise for several years. I also recommend that you explore
other similar opportunities so you can compare HCA to is competitors.

You also didn?t indicate whether you have worked through any of the
hundreds (if not thousands) of career resources available on the Web.
My suggestion is to take advantage of these resources and explore your
options systematically.

The best way to find a satisfying new job and career is to take the
things you?re good at and find a new field where they would be in
demand. This requires you to complete a self-assessment of who you
are, then an exploration of what the current world of work
offers/demands and finally develop a strategy for making the
transition. I don?t know if you?ve already done this, but if not, it?s
well worth the effort. If you would like additional assistance just
post a new question to my attention and I?ll be delighted to work with

Wishing you success with your career change.

~ czh ~
hunter42-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $25.00
Thank you for you'r kind assistance.
I have been looking at many different business opportunities, and this
one seems to make the most sense to me. Having said that, im not
totally sure it's for me. If by chance anything else comes to
mind...Please, feel free to let me know. All the best. Thank you

Subject: Re: career placement business
From: czh-ga on 09 Nov 2005 18:04 PST
Hello hunter42-ga,

I'm glad the information was useful. Thank you for the affirmations,
the five stars and generous tip. I wish you well with your career

~ czh ~

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