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Healthcare Job Growth Reflects Aging Population, Newly Insured
HealthLeaders Media

The 311,000 new jobs created by the healthcare industry in 2014 represent the largest year of job growth in the sector in the past seven years, and it may suggest that providers are more comfortable with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act while acknowledging the challenges of care access for an aging demographic.

Healthcare created 10% of the 2.95 million new jobs in the overall economy in 2014. The 311,000 new jobs in healthcare last year represent 2% of the 14.9 million people employed in the sector at the end of 2014. That includes 6.8 million people in ambulatory care, 4.8 million in hospitals, and 3.3 million in nursing and residential care.