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Education and Health Services

The Education Services industry provides instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities, and training centers. These establishments may be privately owned and operated for profit or not for profit, or they may be publicly owned and operated. Educational services are usually delivered by teachers or instructors that explain, tell, demonstrate, supervise, and direct learning.

The Health Services industry provides health care and social assistance for individuals. It includes both health care and social assistance because it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the boundaries of these two activities. The services provided by establishments in the Health Services industry are delivered by trained professionals.

The Education and Health Services industry subsectors in high-demand in the Houston-Galveston area are:

  • Elementary & Secondary Schools, Public & Private
  • Colleges & Universities, Public & Private
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • General Medical & Surgical Hospitals, Public & Private
  • Specialty Hospitals, Public & Private
  • Offices of Dentists

 Industry 

 Annual
 Employment

 Absolute Change

 Percent Change

 Average Weekly Wages

 2014

 2024

 Education and Health Services

 418,760

 538,090

 119,330

 28.5%

 

Elementary & Secondary Schools, Public & Private

187,470

236,120

48,650

26.0%

$1,090

 Colleges & Universities, Public & Private

 53,270

 64,800

 11,530

 21.6%

 $1,749

 Offices of Physicians

 48,210

 69,460

 21,250

 44.1%

 $1,522

 Outpatient Care Centers

 10,030

 14,940

 4,910

 49.0%

 $1,216

 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals, Public & Private

 81,370

 103,250

 21,880

 26.9%

 $1,201

Specialty Hospitals, Public & Private

 22,220

 28,980

 6,760

 30.4%

 $1,029

Offices of Dentists

16,190

20,540

4,350

26.9%

$903

 


*Includes the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

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