A closer look at The North Metro’s $1.1B health care economy 

The local healthcare economy is larger, faster growing, and higher paying than most of the region’s other industries. Here’s a closer look at what the North Metro’s* health care industry includes:

  • 15,348 jobs 
  • $58,918 average earnings for a health care job vs $48,600 for all jobs in the region  
  • From 2016 to 2021, health care jobs in the region grew 5%. All other jobs grew 0.4% 
  • From 2021 to 2026, health care jobs in the region are projected to grow 8%. All other jobs are projected to grow 5.6% 
  • Health care Practitioners and Technical Occupations make up 41% of all health care jobs.  
  • Health care is the region’s third largest industry, representing 9.8% of our total economy (Manufacturing 12.7% and Government 10.7%) 

*Faulkner, Pope, Conway, Van Buren, Cleburne, Perry, Yell, and White counties 

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