Future employment growth (in %) of health professionals across countries in 2016-2030

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%

Future job openings of health professionals in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of health professionals in EU in 2016

Employment of health professionals in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of health professionals in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of health professionals across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of health professionals in EU in 2016-2030 by education level