Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The role of health care in the U.S. economy
Slide content:The U.S. Health Care Industry U.S. Health Care Fifth largest sector of the economy by sales 11.8 million employees More than any other sector 10 of 20 fastest growing occupations 3.2 million new jobs by 2018 10
Slide notes:The health care industry is one of the largest industries in the U.S. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics information, in 2014, the health care industry employs approximately 11.8 million people. Health care has 10 of the 20 fastest growing occupations, and will generate an additional 3.2 million jobs by 2018. With this in mind, the next slide will look at the economic impact of the health care industry and health care spending on the U.S. economy and the gross domestic product, or GDP. 10