Where Is the Health Workforce?

The health workforce accounts for approximately 14% of the total US workforce.

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