Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data show the healthcare sector created
267,000 new jobs in 2009. This is a significant drop from 2008 when
healthcare created 363,600 new jobs.
One thing we've learned is that healthcare was not completely
recession-proof over the last year and a half as we've seen a number of
large-scale layoffs across the board," says David Cherner, managing
partner of Health Workforce Solutions, LLC, a San Francisco-based
research firm. But, certainly, it is much stronger than any other
segment of the economy.
Here's to hoping the healthcare segment stays strong and proves to be a good year for jobs.