34,400 Jobs Added to Health Care Industry Last Month
The health care industry added 34,400 new jobs in September, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. Of the total health care jobs added to the industry last month, 15,500 were added in hospitals and 12,900 were added in ambulatory health services. Meanwhile, 6,800 jobs were added in physician offices, 6,000 were added in nursing and residential care facilities, 2,700 were added in outpatient care centers and 2,500 were added in home health services. Experts have credited the job growth to the Affordable Care Act.
- "Hospitals Add 15.5k Jobs in September" (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 10/2).
- "Hospitals Still Lead in Health Care Job Growth" (Sandler, Modern Healthcare, 10/2).