MassTalent: Health and Human Services

Massachusetts employs approximately 500,000 health and human service workers statewide with significant demand to fill jobs today and for the future

About the industry

14%  of the Massachusetts workforce in 2022

Health and human services supports individuals of all ages to receive medical services, behavioral health, and social supports to remain in the community. Examples of the health and human services industry include home care, group homes, nursing facilities, and community-based behavioral health settings, hospitals, and ambulatory settings.

MassTalent is focused on helping to train and fill in-demand roles in health and human services such as nurses, entry-level direct care occupations like certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and behavioral health roles.

Workforce job resources

There are good jobs in health and human services available across the state, and MassHire is the go-to resource to help you find the right fit. 

Massachusetts is making a once-in-a-lifetime, $200 million investment in worker skills training. Upskilling Navigators work with jobseekers to identify the right training opportunities and Market Makers connect employers to training partners with access to training funds to build a steady employee pipeline.

MA Repay Student Loan Program

Massachusetts is making significant investments to recruit, retain, and sustain the health and human service workforce in the Commonwealth. MA Repay is a series of programs designed to offer student loan repayment to healthcare professionals working in eligible settings in exchange for a service commitment.

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