Health-Care Field Sees Growth Spurt in Jobs and Employment: As many industries falter, the sector continues to hire. Among newcomers are dot-com refugees.
By WARREN VIETH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON -- The technology sector is in tatters, and assembly line work is dwindling. But in hospitals, doctors' offices and other medical facilities across America, a new job is born every two minutes.
If any industry can claim to have whipped the recession, it's health care. Over the last 12 months, as the overall U.S. economy shed 1.2 million jobs, health services added 297,000 positions.