9,433 - the number of new jobs in Health Care and Social Services
This growth follows national trends, due to the aging population and retirement of the baby-boomer generation. As this population continues to age, there will continue to be high demand for health care services. However, this could also illustrate a higher regional quality of life as a result of improved access to these services. This could also indicate significant economic benefit through an increase in individuals employed in this generally well-paying field.