Healthcare Support Occupations

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Total Workforce

4.9M

Average Age

40.7

Average Salary

$26,572

Average Male Salary

$31,709

Average Female Salary

$25,694

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Healthcare Support Occupations are most often employed by the Home health care services industry. The average yearly wage for Healthcare Support Occupations was $26,572 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Healthcare Support Occupations by wage are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations, Material Moving Occupations, and Personal Care & Service 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, Castle Hill, Clason Point & Parkchester PUMA, NY, and East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Healthcare Support Occupations are Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY, Philadelphia City (Central) PUMA, PA, and Castle Hill, Clason Point & Parkchester 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 Construction. Healthcare Support Occupations are paid most in Plano City (West) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Brownsville & Ocean Hill PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,572

AVERAGE SALARY

± $295

In 2018, Healthcare Support Occupations earned an average of $26,572, $27,317 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations make somewhat more than Healthcare Support Occupations while Personal Care & Service 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

0.364

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Healthcare Support Occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.364, 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

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Industries by Share

4.9M

2018 Workforce

± 53,448

41.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.2%

The number of people employed as Healthcare Support Occupations has been growing at a rate of 41.5%, from 3,462,877 people in 2017 to 4,899,849 people in 2018.

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  18.3%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 15.8% 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 and of female Healthcare Support Occupations is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Healthcare Support Occupations is White.

Gender Composition

715k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 20,714

4.18M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 49,515

85.4% 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. Asian

58.4% of Healthcare Support Occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.9% 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

39

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.428

41

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.175

The median age of Healthcare Support Occupations is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 1.94 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.

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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. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Healthcare Support Occupations need more than the average amount of Quality Control Analysis, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Selection.

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