Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Workforce

3.56M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

1.3%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$49,784

Average Male Salary

$68,541

Average Female Salary

$43,304

About

The top three occupations in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Group are Elementary & middle school teachers, Registered nurses, Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, Postsecondary teachers, and Personal care aides. On average, full-time employees in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector work 42.8 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $58,642. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.6 hours and earn an average annual salary of $20,961.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector are Ann Arbor City Area PUMA, MI, Rochester City PUMA, MN, and Tompkins County PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector. Elementary & middle school teachers are the most common position, but the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector employs a relatively high number of Chiropractors, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance goes to Physicians & surgeons.

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Occupations by Share

3.56M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 35M

1.99%

1 Year Growth

± 0.506%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 3.56M people employed in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector has been growing at a rate of 1.99%, , from 34.3M people in 2016 to 35M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Elementary & middle school teachers represent the largest share of positions held in Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance at 10.6%, followed by Registered nurses with 8.6% and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides with 5.5%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Registered nurses, Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, Postsecondary teachers, and Personal care aides.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Sectors, Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance employs an unusually high number of Chiropractors, Podiatrists, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance, by average wage, are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists.

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Wages

Average Salary

$49,784

AVERAGE WAGE

± $242

On average, employees in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector make $49,784 per year. This number makes Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance the 10 highest paying Industry Sector in the United States out of a total of 14 Industry Sectors.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector.

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Wage Distribution

0.46

WAGE GINI

Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance has a wage GINI of 0.46, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector.

These are locations that employ more people in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $68,541 and $43,304. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

26M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±114k

8.97M

MALE WORKFORCE

±71.3k

74.3% of workers in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,541

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$713

$43,304

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$204

On average, Male workers in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector make 1.58 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector earn 1.37 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector is Educational services, health care, and social assistance.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Educational services, health care, and social assistance Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector has a lower projected workforce growth at 1.3%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (1.3%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

1.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

8.13%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector, which is lower than the national average of 8.13%.

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Output Growth

1.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

24.6%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Sector, which is lower than the national average of 24.6%

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