Healthcare Support Occupations

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Total Workforce

3.46M

Average Age

39.2

Estimated Job Growth

23.6%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$27,417

Average Male Salary

$34,834

Average Female Salary

$26,246

About

Healthcare Support Occupations are most often employed by the Hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Healthcare Support Occupations was $27,417 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Healthcare Support Occupations by wage are Material Moving Occupations, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations.

Healthcare Support Occupations are part of the Healthcare Support Occupations, along with Healthcare Support Occupations

The top 3 locations that employ the most Healthcare Support Occupations are Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY, and Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Healthcare Support Occupations are Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY, East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY, and Wakefield, Williamsbridge & Woodlawn PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Healthcare Support Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Healthcare Support Occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Healthcare Support Occupations, by average wage, is Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers. Healthcare Support Occupations are paid most in Plano City (West) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,417

AVERAGE SALARY

± $351

In 2017, Healthcare Support Occupations earned an average of $27,417, $24,648 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Material Moving Occupations make somewhat more than Healthcare Support Occupations while Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Healthcare Support Occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.348

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Healthcare Support Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.348, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Healthcare Support 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 Support Occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Healthcare Support Occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Healthcare Support Occupations, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Nursing Care Facilities, and Home health care services.

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Industries by Share

3.46M

2017 Workforce

± 45,148

-0.256%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.85%

The number of people employed as Healthcare Support Occupations has been declining at a rate of -0.256%, from 3,471,755 people in 2016 to 3,462,877 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Healthcare Support Occupations employed by various industries. Hospitals employs the largest share of Healthcare Support Occupations at  21.6%, followed by Nursing Care Facilities with 18.6% and Home health care services with 14.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Healthcare Support Occupations in the US. The average age of male Healthcare Support Occupations in the workforce is 37.6 and of female Healthcare Support Occupations is 39.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare Support Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

472k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 16,840

2.99M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 42,028

86.4% of Healthcare Support Occupations are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Healthcare Support Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Healthcare Support Occupations

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

59.2% of Healthcare Support Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.6% of Healthcare Support Occupations, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Healthcare Support Occupations.

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Age by Gender

37.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.505

39.4

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.196

The median age of Healthcare Support Occupations is 39.2, and Male employees are generally 1.82 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Healthcare Support Occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Healthcare Support Occupations is Health but a relatively high number of Healthcare Support Occupations hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Healthcare Support Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Healthcare Support Occupations need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Healthcare Support Occupations need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repairing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Healthcare Support Occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Healthcare Support Occupations are expected to see a growth of 23.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

23.6%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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