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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, & Professional Schools
  • Offices of Physicians
  • Office of Dentists
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
  • Specialty (except Psychiatric & Substance Abuse) Hospitals

 Industry 

 Annual
 Employment

 Absolute Change

 Percent Change

 Average Weekly Wages

 2016

 2026

 Education and Health Services

 462,706

 556,315

 93,609

 20.2%

 

Elementary & Secondary Schools201,780

201,780

242,528

40,748

20.2%

$833

 Colleges, Universities, & Professional Schools

 69,240

 72,033

 2,793

 4.0%

 $1,353

 Offices of Physicians

 49,576

 67,311

 17,735

 35.8%

 $1,574

 Offices of Dentists

 17,285

 20,995

 3,710

 21.5%

 $908

 Outpatient Care Centers

 13,671

 20,292

 6,621

 48.4%

 $1,257

General Medical & Surgical Hospitals

 87,804

 102,902

 15,098

 17.2%

 $1,267

Specialty (except Psychiatric & Substance Abuse) Hospitals

23,350

30,254

6,904

29.6%

$1,738

 


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

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