Health Care Sector is Nation's Top Employer

January 17, 2018

Health care sector is nation's top employer

For the first time, the health care sector surpassed manufacturing and retail as the nation’s largest employer. In the next decade, five of the ten jobs the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will see the fastest growth are in health care. The aging population and expanding government coverage of health care are two major reasons; another is health care’s innate resistance to automation. Analysts say the entry-level to expert range of job types make health care a “career lattice” with many entry points for young professionals to seek professional growth. (U.S News and World Report; The Atlantic; Bureau of Labor Statistics)