Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations

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Total Workforce

9.19M

Average Age

42.9

Estimated Job Growth

15.3%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$77,668

Average Male Salary

$122,987

Average Female Salary

$63,061

About

Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations was $77,668 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations by wage are Business & financial operations occupations, Life, physical, & social science occupations, and Architecture & engineering occupations.

Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are part of the Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, along with Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are Rochester City PUMA, MN, Upper East Side PUMA, NY, and Dane County (West) PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are Rochester City PUMA, MN, San Juan Municipio (Sur) PUMA, PR, and Lauderdale, Newton & Clarke CountiesMeridian City PUMA, MS.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, by average wage, is Other general government & support. Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are paid most in South of I-635 & West of US-75 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Rochester City PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$77,668

AVERAGE SALARY

± $706

In 2017, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations earned an average of $77,668, $25,603 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Architecture & engineering occupations make somewhat more than Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations while Business & financial operations occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.451

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.451, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Outpatient care centers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, by average wage, are Other general government & support, Building material & supplies dealers, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

9.19M

2017 Workforce

± 72,062

3.04%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.09%

The number of people employed as Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations has been growing at a rate of 3.04%, from 8,915,739 people in 2016 to 9,186,525 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations at  45%, followed by Offices of physicians with 7.75% and Outpatient care centers with 7.41%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations in the US. The average age of male Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is 42.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is White.

Gender Composition

2.24M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 36,459

6.95M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 63,172

75.6% of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

74.4% of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations.

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Age by Gender

43.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.226

42.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.121

The median age of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 1.36 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is Health but a relatively high number of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations need more than the average amount of Science, Equipment Selection, and Operation and Control.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are expected to see a growth of 15.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

15.3%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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