Increased employment with full time work
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Health care personnel2004, 4th quarter



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Increased employment with full time work

The number of employed people with health care education increased by 8 000 people from 2003 to 2004. The number of employed people with full time work increased by 5.7 per cent.

Since it was 9 200 more people with health care education the percentage of employees was almost the same from 2003 to 2004. There was 5 900 with health care education employed in the health care industry, 700 more in education.

Employed persons aged 16-66 with health care education by category of personnel and settled working hours. 4th Quarter 2004

20 per cent lower sickness

Of a total of settled man-years among personnel with health care education, 12 500 man years were lost in doctor-certified sickness in the health care industry. This was a decrease with 3 200 settled man-years than in the previous year. The doctor-certified sickness absence constitutes about 85 per cent of the total sickness absence.

Educational groups with a high rate of sickness absence were care workers, child welfare officers, professional health workers and child care workers. Dentists, physicians and physiotherapists on the other hand had low sickness absence compared with the average of all health care groups.

Per centage sickness absence certified by a doctor, by category of health care educations and settled working hours. 4th Quarter 2004

48 per cent is working in municipal services

48 per cent of all employed in health care education worked in municipal services, 1.3 per cent in the county municipalities and 36 per cent in the central government. The increase in health care services mainly came in central government, where the increase in employment amounted to 3 500 people.

Lower proportion without health care education

The number of employed without health care education showed a lower increase (0.7 per cent) than the total growth in health care services. 38 per cent of the people employed in this field have no health care education.

A large proportion of the ones without health care education had administrative jobs, or functions such as cleaning, food services and maintenance.

Decrease in the total number of nurses, but increase from Germany and Poland

The number of nurses from abroad working in health care services declined by 122 people from 2003 to 2004. The number of nurses from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia increased by 29 people.

Employed nurses with foreign citizenship in the health care industry that have been working in Norway less than 5 years. 4th Quarter 2004