The Healthcare and Social Assistance sector is by far the fastest growing industry in Spokane County.
In just the past five years, nearly 4,000 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.
2023 Industry Jobs in Spokane County
Total Change Over the Last Five Years
Five Year Change
Average Annual Wages in Industry
Source: Lightcast 2024.1 for Spokane County
2023 In Demand Occupations
Healthcare Practitioners and Support (SOC 29.0000 - 31.0000)
Emergency Medical Technicians
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
Licensed Practical Nurses
Healthcare Practitioners, All Other
Home Health Aides
Physical Therapist Assistants
Medical Equipment Preparers
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other