Where Is the Health Workforce?

Employment in the health care sector accounts for approximately 10% of total employment in the US and 14% of total employment in New York State.

The breakdown of settings within the health care sector is as follows:

  • Hospitals (public and private)
  • Nursing and personal care facilities
  • Home health care
  • Ambulatory care settings

o Medical and diagnostic laboratories

o Offices and clinics of doctors of medicine

o Offices and clinics of dentists

o Offices and clinics of other health practitioners

o Outpatient care centers

Percent Distribution of the Health Workforce in the United States by Setting, 2021

Source: NYS Department of Labor, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

Employment in home health care has grown the fastest in New York State over the past 2 decades, followed by growth in other ambulatory care settings.

Health Care Jobs in New York State, by Setting, 2000, 2017, and 2021

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