Health Care Employment Stays Strong
Jun 12, 2012, 1:00 PM
In a month when national employment data were largely unchanged, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the health care industry added nearly 33,000 jobs in May, continuing as a strong and growing field. Over the year, health care employment has risen by 340,000 jobs.
Employment in ambulatory care services accounted for the majority of the new jobs in the industry (23,000). That growth was seen mostly in physicians’ offices (9,900), home care services (6,900) and outpatient care centers (4,600).
Demand for health care employees remains strong. Nurse.com reports that data from Wanted Analytics finds that employers posted more than 620,000 online job ads for health care careers in May, an increase of 5 percent from a year prior.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.