In 2017, health professionals accounted for 2.82% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 6,431,274.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as health professionals in EU changed by 7.56%.
In 2017, health professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Health & social care (5,245,750)
- Wholesale & retail trade (440,349)
- Professional services (211,249)
- Public sector & defence (199,095)
- Education (94,705)
Countries with highest employment share of health professionals in 2017:
- Denmark (4.58%)
- Sweden (4.41%)
- Ireland (4.40%)
- Belgium (4.38%)
- United Kingdom (3.90%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for health professionals in EU is projected to change by 6.68%.