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Hospital jobs following patients to ambulatory settings
Modern Healthcare

As the demand for healthcare services slips away from hospitals and into outpatient settings, it’s taking a fair amount of jobs along with it.

Monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports from the beginning of the year show hiring in the ambulatory sector has far outpaced hospital hiring at least since the beginning of 2018. In August, the ambulatory sector added 21,100 jobs—more than 60% of all new healthcare hires—compared with 8,200 new hires among hospitals.

“Everything is kind of moving downstream industry-wide,” said Jason Plagman, a healthcare analyst with Jefferies.  ”As physician offices start to take on things beyond just normal consultation-type visits, they’re going to need to hire additional staff as well.”