The decision to launch a new College of Health at Lehigh comes at a time of historic expansion within the healthcare industry. Job growth in healthcare is increasing at a rate that far outpaces most other sectors, and total domestic healthcare spending now stands at more than 17 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product. Global healthcare spending is expected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020.
But along with this growth come new challenges to be overcome and opportunities to be seized. At Lehigh we have the utmost confidence that our College will play an important role in this rapidly growing and ever-more complex sector, and that Lehigh faculty and graduates working in health- and health-related fields will help shape and reshape the industry well into the 21st Century.