Health Care and Social Assistance2018-09-12T02:07:26-04:00

Health Care is the largest employer on the North Shore. Health Care and Social Assistance employment has grown 0.83% from 35,962 in the 2nd Quarter 2016 to 36,261 in the 2nd Quarter 2017. Job growth in the Health Care industry has primarily been driven by two factors: increased demand for technical skills and the aging of the population. Counteracting these factors has been a trend toward financial control, driven by consolidation and payer policies. In the North Shore, Health Care employment is concentrated in three sectors: Ambulatory Services (primarily offices of physicians and dentists), Hospitals, and Nursing and Residential Care Facilities.

Industry Sector Number of Establishment Average Monthly Employment Average Weekly Wages
Health Care and Social Assistance 2,897 36,261 $947
Ambulatory health care services 704 14,886 $1,174
Hospitals 11 6,596 $1,167
Nursing and residential care facilities 189 7,745 $693
Social Assistance 1,993 7,034 $541
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