Click here to view the Spokane Area Healthcare Workforce Roadmap Report

The Healthcare and Social Assistance sector is by far the fastest growing industry in Spokane County. In just the past five years, over 7,372 healthcare and socail assistance related jobs have been created locally, and strong continued new job growth is forecasted for the sector. Spokane is the regional hub for health care in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, with a diverse cluster of hospitals, research facilities, labs, education, and clinics. Spokane is now home to two separate medical schools, the Washington State University medical school on the Riverpoint campus, and a University of Washington and Gonzaga University joint venture on the Gonzaga campus. As the Baby Boom generation increases demand for medical services, Spokane's healthcare industry is expected to continue to grow.

2013 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


2018 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


Total Change


Average Annual % Change


2018 Average Earnings per Worker


Source: JobsEQ

2018 In Demand Occupations - Healthcare Practitioners and Support (SOC 29.0000 - 31.0000)
Family and General Practitioners
Physicians and Surgeons
Physician Assistants
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Respritory Therapists
Speech-Language Pathologists
Registered Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Dental Hygienists
Radiologic Technologists
Pharmacy Technicians
Surgical Technologists
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Records Technicians
Home Health Aides
Nursing Assistants
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapist Aides
Massage Therapists
Dental Assistants
Medical Assistants
Veterinary Assistants


Click here to view the entire Washington State Occupational Demand/Decline list


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