Why the Health Care Industry is Still Healthy


The future of employment in the health care industry is looking up for 2010. Even with the recession there has been a marked increase in health care employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with 559,000 health care jobs added since December of 2007 when the recession began.

The reasons behind this increase are: technological advances, number of older people requiring care and an increase in consumer spending on health care costs. All of these factors create a greater demand for jobs in the health care industry and the promise of a growing job market in the health care sector.