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Healthcare Is Where the Jobs Are. But What Kind of Jobs? Print E-mail
Written by Rachel Bluth | KHN   
Saturday, 22 December 2018 09:10
 
More Americans are now employed in healthcare than in any other industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tallies job creation, says that for most of this year the  health sector outpaced the retail industry. Only government, on all levels, employs more people. One of the consistent features of the BLS reports is that health care has reliably added thousands of jobs to the economy each month. November was no different. The health care industry created 32,000 jobs, adding to the 328,000 health care positions created since early 2017. But what kinds of jobs? Were they highly paid doctors and hospital executives or were they positions on the other end of the pay scale, such as nursing home aides and the people who enter data for billing in hospitals and clinics?
 

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 December 2018 09:13
 


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