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  • In 2016, the number of licensed medical personnel increased 2.4% to 118,696, compared to the 2015 level. Among them, dentists accounted for 29,632 (up 2.4%), Traditional Korean Medicine Doctors 23,845 (up 2.9%), pharmacists 66,992 (up 2.3%), and nurses 355,772 (up 5.1%).
  • In 2016, the number of employed health care providers reached 621,189, which indicates an annual average growth of 9.1% since 2010. Among them, 56.3% work in hospitals, 41.3% in clinics and maternity centers, and 2.4% in public health centers.
Trends in Licensed Medical Personnel(2000-2016)
Trends in Licensed Medical Personnel(2000-2016)
Trends in the Number of Health Care Providers(2010, 2016)
Trends in the Number of Health Care Providers(2010, 2016)

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