Report: Health care jobs in New York growing fast
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A new report finds a growing number of health care jobs in New York state.
The report released by the University at Albany says health care employment in New York increased by 24 percent between 2000 and 2014. The school's Center for Health Workforce Studies says employment in home health care more than doubled during that time, while jobs in ambulatory care grew by 30 percent.
The center says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.
Despite the job growth, the center reports that worker retention can be a problem and that patients in some parts of the state still lack access to health care services.