Healthcare Support Occupations

Minor Occupation Group

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2020 Workforce
4.91M
Average Age
40.7
Average Salary
$27,300
Average Male Salary
$32,935
Average Female Salary
$26,329

About

Healthcare Support Occupations are most often employed by the Home health care services industry. The average yearly wage for Healthcare Support Occupations was $27,300 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Healthcare Support Occupations by wage are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations, and Personal Care & Service Occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Healthcare Support Occupations are Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY, and East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby 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 Concourse, Highbridge & Mount Eden PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Healthcare Support Occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Home health care services 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 Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments. Healthcare Support Occupations are paid most in Chandler City (South) PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,300
AVERAGE SALARY
± $303

In 2020, Healthcare Support Occupations earned an average of $27,300, $28,654 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations make somewhat more than Healthcare Support Occupations while Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 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

0.352
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Healthcare Support Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.352, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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

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Industries by Share

4.91M
2020 Workforce
± 53,484
0.924%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 1.53%

The number of people employed as Healthcare Support Occupations has been growing at a rate of 0.924%, from 4,863,248 people in 2019 to 4,908,201 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Healthcare Support Occupations employed by various industries. Home health care services employs the largest share of Healthcare Support Occupations at  17.6%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 15.5% and Nursing Care Facilities with 14.1%.

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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 39.1 and of female Healthcare Support Occupations is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare Support Occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

721k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 20,795
4.19M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 49,524

85.3% of Healthcare Support Occupations are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Healthcare Support Occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Healthcare Support Occupations
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

45.9% of Healthcare Support Occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.5% of Healthcare Support 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 Support Occupations.

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Age by Sex

39.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.426
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.175

The median age of Healthcare Support Occupations is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 1.89 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

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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 Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Healthcare Support Occupations need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Science, and Troubleshooting.

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