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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:

  • Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll Services
  • Architectural, Engineering, & Related Services
  • Computer Systems Design & Related Services
  • Management, Scientific, & Technical Consulting Services
  • Other Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Management of Companies & Enterprises
  • Office Administration Services

 Industry 

 Annual
 Employment

 Absolute Change

 Percent Change

 Average Weekly Wages

 2016

 2026

 Professional and Business Services

 230,569

 285,139

 54,570

 23.7%

 

Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll Services

25,003

29,570

4,567

18.3%

$1,385

 Architectural, Engineering, & Related Services

 66,146

 82,186

 16,040

 24.2%

 $2,136

 Computer Systems Design & Related Services

 29,115

 34,478

 5,363

 18.4%

 $2,110

 Management, Scientific, & Technical Consulting Services

 35,537

 42,817

 7,280

 20.5%

 $2,255

 Other Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

 16,140

 19,725

 3,585

 22.2%

 $1,322

Management of Companies & Enterprises

 36,003

 48,562

 12,559

 34.9%

 $4,276

Office of Administrative Services

22,625

27,801

5,176

22.9%

$2,213

 


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

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