Health Care workers, including nurses and pharmacists, are among the most popular jobs in the UK, according to the National Health Service (NHS).
The number of jobs in medical science is at a record high, according the Office for National Statistics.
But the number of medical science professionals in the country is at an all-time low.
The number of nursing jobs fell by more than a third, the figures show, from 9,400 in 2014 to 6,800 in 2015.
The number in the pharmacist and veterinary profession also fell by nearly a third.
The statistics have been revealed in the National Survey of the British Medical and Health Service Workers (NSSWH), which covers 2.7 million people.
“There is a significant trend in the medical sciences towards the skills being lost,” says Professor Chris Smith, senior research fellow at the NSSWH.
Dr Smith says there are now more doctors than nurses and more pharmacists than nurses.
According to the NSPHW, the number one occupation for people in the profession is the general practitioner (GP).
Dr Sarah Taylor, the NHS director of research and development, says there has been a marked rise in the number and types of doctors in the last decade.
In 2013-14, there were just under 2,200 general practitioners.
This number rose to over 2,500 in 2016-17, and is now over 3,000.
Over the same period, the total number of general practitioners grew by over 4,000, from just over 1,200 to more than 2,700.
She says it is difficult to gauge exactly why this is happening because it depends on where you live.
If you live in a larger town or city, then the proportion of doctors working in the NHS may be higher, but that may also reflect the growing number of people who live outside the region.
Professor Smith says that in a few places, such as the Midlands, the numbers are lower than they were when the survey began.
For instance, the proportion in the North West is around 40% in 2016.
But there is also evidence to suggest that areas where there are fewer people working in medicine are not necessarily poorer.
While the number in medicine and nursing are at record highs, the NHS workforce is also showing signs of a decline.
During 2015-16, there was a decline of just under 1,000 doctors, compared with the number the previous year.
And in the first three months of 2017-18, the annual number of doctors fell by almost 1,100, from 6,700 to 5,400.
Meanwhile, the National Audit Office (NAO) reported in 2016 that the NHS has lost more than 8,500 general practice jobs since 2014.
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