As of this writing, the U.S. employment outlook is still pretty bleak, with an unemployment rate hovering around 8.6 percent, according the U.S. Department of Labor. However, healthcare in general seems to be doing better than many segments, adding an average of 27,000 jobs per month last year. While it may not feel that way to out-of-work CME professionals, results from the premier Medical Meetings Employment and Compensation Survey indicate that, while not unscathed from the economic downturn, the CME community is holding its own—and looking forward to brighter days in the coming year.

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