INTERNATIONAL US: Healthcare jobs to rise fastest in Georgia and Utah, says Georgetown Uni
Mon, 25 Jun 2012
Georgia and Utah will see the fastest growth in healthcare jobs between 2010 and 2020 at 38%, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
It finds that the growth of healthcare jobs exceeds the national growth rate for all jobs except in Maine (13%), Pennsylvania (14%), North Dakota (15%) and West Virginia (17%). Nationwide, the workforce will grow by 25%.
It also argues that “the overall impact of the healthcare reform legislation [known as Obamacare] on healthcare jobs will be negligible” – correlating with previous research
as reported by recruiter.co.uk earlier this month.
Across the US, doctors will on average make up 12% of the healthcare workforce, with this ranging from 15% in Hawaii to 8% in Mississippi.
Nine out of the 10 states with the highest proportion of nurses as part of the sector’s workforce as a whole will be in the South.