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Health associate professionals

Health associate professionals perform technical and practical tasks to support the diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease, injuries and impairments in humans and animals - supervised by medical, nursing, and veterinary professionals. Their jobs involve, for example: testing and operating medical imaging equipment; performing clinical tests; preparing medications; and providing health and animal care support services. Occupations in this group include, for example, medical and pathology laboratory technicians, medical and dental assistants, nursing associate professionals, veterinary technicians, ambulance drivers, and community health workers.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of health associate professionals across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, health associate professionals accounted for 2.77% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 6,109,429.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as health associate professionals in EU changed by 12.28%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, health associate professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Health & social care (4,691,812)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (513,242)
  • Manufacturing (251,661) 
  • Professional services (158,739)
  • Public sector & defence (133,477)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of health associate professionals in 2015:

  • Germany (6.15%)
  • Finland (4.56%)
  • Austria (3.69%)
  • Italy (3.34%)
  • France (3.16%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for health associate professionals in EU is projected to change by 9.82%

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Employment of health associate professionals in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of health associate professionals across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of health associate professionals in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of health associate professionals in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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