Dental sees job growth while healthcare industry suffers significant job losses: 4 stats

Despite an overall trend of healthcare workers exiting the field, the dental industry is reporting job gains, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Four things to know:

1. Dental offices saw a gain of 4,100 jobs from August to September 2021.

2. Ambulatory healthcare services — including dental practices — gained 28,200 jobs.

3. Meanwhile, U.S. healthcare as a whole reported a loss of 17,500 jobs in September, after losing 4,900 jobs in August.

4. Overall, employment in healthcare is down by 524,000 since February 2020, with nursing and residential care facilities representing about four-fifths of the losses.

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