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 2009 and 2019, employment in the nation’s health sector grew by slightly over 19%, while employment in other sectors grew by 13%. It is projected that between 2019 and 2029, 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 17.5 million jobs in 2019 to more than 19.5 million jobs in 2029, an increase of 12%, compared to almost 3% growth for jobs in all other employment sectors.