The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released their Employment Projections Summary. They found that occupations and industries related to healthcare are projected to add the most new jobs from 2012 to 2022, with employment increasing 10.8% during the 10 year period. Across all occupations, of the 30 jobs expected to have the most growth, almost half of them are related to healthcare. Where will these jobs be located? To gain some insight we looked at the locations with the most demand for healthcare positions. Below is a heat map of job volume throughout the US for healthcare occupations. Dark blue indicates areas with higher concentrations of job ads. Will healthcare jobs continue to be in these areas?
New York (NY), Chicago (IL), and Dallas (TX) have the highest number of healthcare job ads posted online. Over the past few months, demand for healthcare jobs in NY decreased. It could have been a seasonal decline, however, it is also 10% behind the same time last year. Across the country, demand for all healthcare jobs trended up 5% during the past 90-day period. If New York's demand continues to decline, Dallas or Chicago could take the lead. Both of these cities experienced a rise in the number of job ads posted online when comparing the past 90 days to the same time period last year. Although they weren't among the top locations, demand in Denver (CO) and Houston (TX) rose at the highest rate, 26% and 16% respectively.
Where will the projected growth in healthcare jobs be? Registered Nurses continued to be the most in-demand occupation, accounting for 28% of all healthcare jobs. Employers posted 13% more Registered Nurse job ads online over the past 90 days than during the same time last year. Of the jobs that were most advertised, Home Health Aides (+37%) and Nursing Assistants (+23%) had the highest growth.
With increasing demand nationally, where will employers be able to find healthcare candidates? Below is a candidate supply heat map. Higher concentrations of qualified candidates in the workforce can be seen in dark orange.
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