Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations

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2019 Workforce
9.59M
Average Age
42.6
Average Salary
$82,991
Average Male Salary
$130,520
Average Female Salary
$67,155

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Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations was $82,991 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 Washington & Ozaukee Counties PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are Rochester City PUMA, MN, Alachua County (Outer) PUMA, FL, and Redlands & Yucaipa Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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 Offices of physicians. Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are paid most in Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Rochester City PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$82,991
AVERAGE SALARY
± $737

In 2019, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations earned an average of $82,991, $27,467 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

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

0.452
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.452, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) 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 Offices of physicians, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

9.59M
2019 Workforce
± 73,597
1.47%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.07%

The number of people employed as Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations has been growing at a rate of 1.47%, from 9,454,028 people in 2018 to 9,592,566 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations at  41.5%, followed by Offices of physicians with 8.93% and Outpatient care centers with 8.07%.

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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 43.5 and of female Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

2.4M
MALE WORKFORCE
± 37,712
7.2M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 64,275

75% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

66.9% of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.22
42.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.12

The median age of Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 1.19 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.
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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, Active Listening, and Active Learning. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations need more than the average amount of Science, Equipment Selection, and Service Orientation.

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