The sector is projected to grow by 22% between 2012 and 2022, according to a report by the Value of Jobs Coalition.
“This report shows that Portland-metro’s health care sector is a bright spot in our economy,” said Gregg Kantor, chair of the Portland Business Alliance board and CEO of Northwest Natural.
The report also found that based on the employment concentration of Portland’s health care sector, the industry delivers services with fewer employees, compared to other major metro areas. Averages wages in the sector are higher than average for other metro areas, with the exception of the nursing residential care sub-sector.
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