The future of work in the health sector

This paper explores how changing technology, demographics and other drivers will change work in the health care sector. Such changes will provide opportunities and pose challenges to governments, employers and workers in the field.

This paper provides a sectoral perspective on the future of work regarding both the challenges and opportunities facing the health services sector. In doing so, the paper examines the implications of demographic changes, globalization, technological advances and environmental and geopolitical developments on the future of health services. It explores the impact of these megatrends on decent work, focusing specifically on employment and working conditions, education and training, and social dialogue. The paper then presents suggestions for the future of work that we want in the health sector, in line with the 2030 Agenda.