The Healthcare and Social Assistance sector is by far the fastest growing industry in Spokane County.
In just the past five years, over 5,000 healthcare and social assistance related jobs have been created locally, and strong continued new job growth is forecast for the sector. Spokane is the regional hub for health care in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, with a diverse cluster of hospitals, research facilities, labs, education, and clinics.
Spokane is now home to two separate medical schools, the Washington State University medical school on the Riverpoint campus, and a University of Washington and Gonzaga University joint venture on the Gonzaga campus. As the Baby Boom generation increases demand for medical services and the area’s population continues to expand, Spokane’s healthcare industry is expected to experience further growth.
2022 Industry Jobs in Spokane County
Total Change Over the Last Five Years
Five Year Change
Average Annual Wages in Industry
Source: Lightcast 2023.1 for Spokane County
2022 In Demand Occupations
Healthcare Practitioners and Support (SOC 29.0000 - 31.0000)
Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Physical Therapist Assistants
Medical Equipment Preparers
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Physicians, All Other
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other