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Includes medical and pharmaceutical technicians, nursing assistants support services in community health, dentistry and environmental health.

Key facts:

  • The number of health associate professionals has increased substantially in recent years across the EU-28. Whilst most health associate professionals are found in the human health and social work sector, the share working in retail and in business services is also growing.
  • From 2103 to 2025, health associate professional employment is forecast to increase further, although the pattern is not uniform at national level. Around half of EU-28 countries will experience growth and half will experience some decline in the overall number of health associate professionals.
  • These roles have become increasingly highly-skilled, especially as the reorganisation of health services leads to associate professionals taking on greater responsibilities (e.g. administering vaccinations, undertaking diabetic checks and monitoring etc.).

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