Health care and health care administration positions across the country are up 10% in the past month, as the U.S. economy has been improving, according to a new report.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics report, released Tuesday, said the health care and related jobs are expected to grow at a robust pace of 9.7% this year, and the workforce is expected to gain 4.4 million workers.
That growth will help the federal government provide more benefits to workers and improve the country’s health care system, according the report.
President Donald Trump is expected soon to sign the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, a move that will help lift millions of Americans out of poverty.
The BLS said that in the first half of 2018, health services occupations rose 11.6%, while non-health service occupations were up 4.6%.
That trend is expected the same in 2019, the report said.
In the past, job gains have been accompanied by steady declines in health care.
Health care is expected grow by about 6% annually from 2021 to 2023, according an earlier BLS report.