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Report: County's Healthcare Industry Employees Contribute $17.2 Billion to Economy

Debbie L. Sklar, TIMES OF SAN DIEGO

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Healthcare job creation has outstripped both population growth and other sectors of the economy, which are still struggling to climb above pre- recession figures, according to the report’s author, Erik Bruvold.
“Given the importance of the region’s world-class healthcare services to our quality of life, it is sometimes easy to forget just how important the sector’s contribution is to our economic well-being,” Bruvold said.
“As the population in San Diego continues to age, it is likely that there will be even more demand for healthcare services,” he said. “Given that, we believe that the sector will continue to grow and create high-paying job opportunities.”