Health sector employment is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the country. While hospitals continue to employ the largest share of health sector workers, jobs in home health care and ambulatory care have grown faster.
Between 2004 and 2014, employment in the nation’s health sector grew by more than 20%, while employment in other sectors remained stable. It is projected that between 2014 and 2024, health sector employment will grow at a significantly higher rate than employment in all other sectors. Health sector employment is projected to grow from nearly 15 million jobs in 2014 to more than 18 million jobs in 2024, an increase of 22%, compared to only 5% growth for jobs in all other employment sectors.