In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday morning, the agency revealed that of the 295,000 jobs added in the US in February, 24,000 were in healthcare. According to BLS estimates, healthcare has gained 356,000 jobs in the past year for what amounts to a remarkable year-over-year.
How health care’s 12-month jobs boom looks: · 251,000 new jobs in ambulatory care · 70,000 in hospitals · 35,000 in nursing homes— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 6, 2015
Several healthcare-related jobs are projected to be among the occupations with the most job growth between 2012 and 2022. Here are the projected increases by job type:
- Personal care aides: 48.8%
- Home health aides: 48.5%
- Medical secretaries: 36.0%
- Medical assistants: 29.0%
- Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses: 24.8%
- Nursing assistants: 21.1%
- Registered nurses: 19.4%
Here are the biggest stories in the healthcare industry this week:
The CEO of one of healthcare's most interesting companies deconstructs the competitive EHR marketplace for Healthcare Dive.
The deal covers most of the hospitals in the country's most populous state.
Meanwhile, other justices were sharply divided...
All three major hospital credit agencies are predicting a negative financial outlook for not-for-profit hospitals in 2015.
Healthcare Dive caught up with Trinity Health's CEO to talk about the transformation of healthcare, MSSP and more.
And here's the tweets we were reading:
What do you see? pic.twitter.com/AeyMf6hTnt— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 2, 2015
No Medicaid Expansion-- No Problem for Most Safety Net Hospitals in 2014 http://t.co/G8F6PqvuWM— Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz) March 2, 2015
Here’s Alito raising the possibility of a stay if SCOTUS rules against the government: pic.twitter.com/Dlyra0OQxQ— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) March 4, 2015