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 6,600 health 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. The Riverpoint Campus in downtown Spokane has expanded to house facilities for Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, and Washington State University, including the extensions of medical and dental schools. The University of Washington has also agreed to build a new medical school on the Gonzaga campus, which will allow studying physicians to complete the majority of their education here in Spokane. As the Baby Boom generation gets older and requires more health care, Spokane will be well equipped to handle the additional demand for health related services.

2012 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


2017 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


Total Change


Average Annual % Change


2017 Average Earnings per Worker


Source: JobsEQ

2017 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
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Medical Laboratory Technicians
Radiologic Technologists
Surgical Technologists
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Licensed Practical Nurses
Medical Records Technicians
Home Health Aides
Nursing Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Massage Therapists
Dental Assistants
Medical Assistants
Veterinary Assistants
Healthcare Support Workers


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