Healthcare Job Growth

Healthcare added more jobs than other sectors in 2018, and the growth outlook is strong

By Jeff Lagasse for Healthcare Finance By the end of the year, there were about 16 million people working in healthcare — about 11 percent of all jobs in the overall economy. A lot of jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, and healthcare accounted for 346,000 of them, for an average of 29,000…

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How many jobs have hospitals added in 2018? A breakdown by month

By Kelly Gooch for Becker’s Hospital Review Hospitals have continued to see job growth in 2018, although that growth slowed in certain months. So far this year, hospitals added the most jobs in January and the least in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A breakdown of jobs added by month: January — 12,700…

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Why the healthcare industry could face an ultimatum: Keep hiring or lower costs

By Beth Jones Sanborn for Healthcare Finance News While the healthcare industry has been much-lauded for continued job growth, adding jobs on a consistent basis, experts say that economic boost may be a double-edged sword, bolstering one of the most lamented aspects of the healthcare industry, rising costs. In a JAMA Viewpoint post, authors Jonathan…

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