Recent Study Says Healthcare Employment Showing Significant Growth

Did anyone else see NursingCorp’s February eNewsletter? In it, the Caracci’s discussed the State of Healthcare Employment based on a recent study released by the Altarum Institute’s Center for Studying Health Spending. Here are some of the study’s key findings:

  • In 2007, private sector healthcare employment was 9.5 percent of the total US employment. In 2011, it increased to 10.7 percent.
  • From 2007-2011, non-healthcare jobs have decreased 6.8 percent, while healthcare employment increased 6.3 percent.
  • Currently, 34 percent of all healthcare employment is taking place in the hospital setting, 22 percent in nursing and residential care facilities, 17 percent in physician’s offices and 19 percent in the outpatient setting.