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 2011 and 2021, employment in the nation’s health sector grew by nearly 14%, while employment in other sectors grew slightly less than 5%. It is projected that between 2021 and 2031, 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 17.1 million jobs in 2021 to more than 18.7 million jobs in 2031, an increase of 9%, compared to almost 5% growth for jobs in all other employment sectors. Employment in home health care is projected to grow by nearly 22% between 2021 and 2031.