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Professional and Business Services

The Professional and Business Services industry specializes in performing professional, scientific, technical, and day-to-day support activities for organizations. The establishments in this industry specialize according to expertise and provide these services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. Activities include: legal advice and representation; accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and specialized design services; computer services; consulting services; research services; advertising services; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; veterinary services; office administration services; human resource services; document preparation services; and other professional, scientific, technical, and day-to-day services.

The Professional and Business Services industry subsectors in high-demand in the Houston-Galveston area are:

  • Legal Services
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping Services
  • Architectural & Engineering Services
  • Computer Systems Design & Related Services
  • Management & Technical Consulting Services
  • Other Professional & Technical Services
  • Office Administrative Services
  • Employment Services

 Industry 

 Annual
 Employment

 Absolute Change

 Percent Change

 Average Weekly Wages

 2014

 2024

 Professional and Business Services

 298,520

 377,480

 78,960

 26.5%

 

Elementary & Secondary Schools, Public & Private

24,060

28,860

4,800

20.0%

$2,045

 Accounting & Bookkeeping Services

 22,260

 27,080

 4,820

 21.7%

 $1,294

 Architectural & Engineering Services

 73,470

 93,740

 20,270

 27.6%

 $2,007

 Computer Systems Design & Related Services

 30,230

 38,870

 8,640

 28.6%

 $2,073

 Management & Technical Consulting Services

 34,220

 43,420

 9,200

 26.9%

 $2,173

Other Professional & Technical Services

 15,300

 19,920

 4,620

 30.2%

 $1,190

Office of Administrative Services

22,220

28,190

5,970

26.9%

$2,462

Employment Services

76,760

97,400

20,640

26.9%

$937

 


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

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