In August, ambulatory services accounted for 45 percent of healthcare employment, compared to 33 percent from hospitals, according to a report from Altarum Institute.
Over the past 12 months, the total private sector healthcare employment grew 2 percent while non-health payroll employment grew 1.6 percent. The healthcare sector has added 1.5 million jobs, a growth of 11.5 percent, since the recession began in 2007 while the non-health employment experienced a 2.7 percent decline.
Last month, ambulatory care services jobs grew by above-average 26,600 jobs, according to the report. High jobs numbers were driven by ambulatory care while hospital jobs remained flat. Outpatient care centers added 2,500 jobs while physician offices gained 6,000 jobs in August.
Outpatient care centers grew by 6 percent, or 39,600 jobs, over the past 12 months. At the same time, hospital jobs grew just 0.7 percent, adding 35,800 jobs.
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