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The healthcare industry is a core economic driver in Baltimore County—with demand for a skilled workforce to support our major medical institutions, public and private healthcare practices, clinics, laboratories, long-term care and rehabilitation establishments, and geriatric and assisted living facilities throughout the area. Baltimore County accounts for a large share of the region’s healthcare workforce.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


208,556$11.3 billionOver 8,100


375,977$20.1 billionOver 17,800

County Healthcare Industry

13 percent of Maryland's healthcare jobs.
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    49,360 healthcare workers

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    More than 5,000 healthcare employers

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    Generates $1.98 billion in worker income

Employment Highlights

Baltimore County is home to many major medical institutions that each contribute a large share to the County’s employment base. Some of these institutions include:

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)—3,900 employees
  • MedStar Franklin Square Hospital—2,800 employees
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center—2,230 employees
  • Sheppard Pratt Health Systems—1,910 employees
  • LifeBridge Health and Northwest Hospital Center—1,600 employees

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the healthcare industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

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Department of Economic and Workforce Development