While no single factor is responsible, certain things, such as the Affordable Care Act or an aging population, have greatly contributed to the huge growth in healthcare service jobs.
Since the Great Recession, healthcare jobs have continued to climb. However, while healthcare service jobs don't always go down when other jobs do, they also go up much faster when other jobs increase.
These patterns of growth and decline can be both positive or negative, such as the fact that while healthcare jobs have grown, more than half of healthcare workers today are in administration roles rather than doctors and nurses that our increasing population needs.
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