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|
|Nursing and residential care facilities||189||7,745||$693|