The healthcare industry, bolstered by the nation's hospitals and health systems, added 36,800 jobs in January.
However, after accounting for downward revisions to December's numbers, healthcare's employment tally remained almost identical, at 15.34 million people.
Last month, early figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that healthcare organizations added a net of 474,700 jobs last year. BLS scaled back that total in Friday's report (PDF), dropping that annual total of healthcare jobs to 438,600. However, that's still a large jump from the 259,200 jobs added in 2014.
January figures show that hospitals and outpatient clinics still have an appetite for hiring. The BLS also included new subcategories that showed employment patterns in dentists' offices, medical and diagnostic labs, home health agencies and residential mental health facilities.
Hospitals hired 23,700 people in January, building on the robust growth from last year. Doctors' offices added 6,000 jobs. Home health companies increased their payrolls by 6,300 people.
Some healthcare sectors cut jobs, including dentists, labs and nursing homes.
The final, refined tally of 2015 healthcare jobs will be listed in the BLS' February report, due out March 4.