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Report: NYS health care jobs have doubled

A new report has found that jobs in health care have grown significantly in New York State. Researchers at the University of Albany determined that between 2000 and 2014 health care employment has more than doubled.

The Center for Health Workforce Studies says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

Researchers also found that despite this job growth some sectors have trouble with recruitment. In 2016, hospitals across the state reported the most difficulty recruiting experienced registered nurses, nurse practitioners physician assistants, and clinical laboratory technologists

Between 2014 and 2024, the New York State Department of Labor projects growing demand for direct care workers, including home health aides and social workers. 

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