UAlbany Study: In NY Home Health and Outpatient Jobs Lead Growing Medical Sector

The Times Union

ALBANY — Growth in New York health care jobs in the 21st century has reflected an industry move away from costly hospitals toward less expensive outpatient settings and even home-based care. Between 2000 and 2014, the number of home-health care jobs doubled, adding 88,000 positions statewide, while almost 74,000 jobs were added in outpatient centers, marking a 30 percent increase, according to a report released Thursday by the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies. Overall health-care employment grew 24 percent during the same period, compared to 1 percent job growth in other industries statewide.

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