Outpatient Job Gains Keep City’s Health Care Workforce on Growth Trajectory

Crain’s New York Business

The city’s health care workforce is leaving pre-pandemic levels in the dust as it continued its steady growth through last month, buoyed largely by gains in health care services outside of hospitals, new state data shows…

…Robert Martiniano, senior program manager at the SUNY Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Health Workforce Studies, attributed that to rising demand for home health care services that is fueled by an aging population and the growing popularity of aging in the community rather than in a residential facility.

Home care, which is categorized under ambulatory services in the state’s data, tallied nearly 247,000 workers in September—a 13.6% jump year over year.

Also within ambulatory services, jobs in physician’s offices rose 6.7% from 60,000 in September 2021 to 64,000 last month. Outpatient care centers reported about 24,000 workers, up 6.3% from a year ago.

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