In 2016, health professionals accounted for 2.84% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 6,378,848.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as health professionals in EU changed by 9.28%.
In 2016, health professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Health & social care (5,218,819)
- Wholesale & retail trade (444,229)
- Professional services (209,324)
- Public sector & defence (193,041)
- Education (89,483)
Countries with highest employment share of health professionals in 2016:
- Belgium (4.75%)
- Sweden (4.49%)
- Denmark (4.23%)
- Ireland (4.08%)
- United Kingdom (3.94%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for health professionals in EU is projected to change by 6.68%.