True, it might not have grown at its pre-recession clip, but regardless; in a time when most sectors were rapidly contracting, the fact that health care experienced industry-wide growth is pretty impressive.
If the recession made your reconsider your career priorities (hello, stability!) then health care may be the employment-haven you've been looking for. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry added 306,000 jobs between August 2011 and August 2012 alone, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. The BLS also reports that seven out of the 10 fastest-growing jobs in the next decade will be in health care.
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