Health-related jobs Apple increased significantly in the past two years

It’s no surprise, but job openings at Apple with the term "Health" in their titles have been on a steady rise in 2017 and accelerated this fall into winter, according to new data from Thinknum.

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The research group says the increase in "Health" jobs at Apple began in October 2017 when Apple listed just 15 jobs with "Health" in their titles. Today, it lists 75 such jobs. This rise coincides with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 and its health-health-related features.

“Interestingly, some of the more recent job postings in the ‘Health’ keyword set include QA — quality assurance — positions,” adds Thinknum. “This could indicate that Apple is in the final testing phase of some new health technologies. and new mobile operating systems that include health and fitness tracking technologies and apps.”