The healthcare industry is growing, but not for all workers

July 22, 2019

The healthcare sector employs in one in five workers in Philadelphia and added nearly 2,600 jobs — the most of any industry — from 2013 to 2016, but even in a growing industry, not all jobs are equal, according to an article on the Philadelphia Inquirer website.

Hahnemann University Hospital is Philadelphia announced last month it would be shutting down, leaving the staff to look for other jobs.

But hospital jobs — one-third of the healthcare jobs in the region —  aren’t growing. Over the last decade, hospitals added about 125 jobs each year — less than 1 percent annual growth.

The healthcare jobs that are growing are in fields like home health care and urgent care, and they pay much less that the often unionized hospital jobs.

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