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Covered Workers & Annual Pay - 2010 Annual Summary

Education & Health Services Industry Group

The Education and Health Services industry group is comprised of the Education Services industry, and the Health Services and Social Assistance industry. Businesses within this industry group provide instruction and training or provide health care and social assistance to individuals.

South Dakota Covered Workers and Pay
Education & Health Services Industry
Industry Group, Industry and Subsector
Number of Establishments Average Number of Workers Annual Pay
Education and Health Services 2,637 59,378 $39,732
  Educational Services 254 3,329 $30,291
    Educational Services 254 3,329 $30,291
  Health Care and Social Assistance 2,383 56,049 $40,293
   Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,344 14,686 $60,309
   Hospitals 56 20,836 $44,534
   Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 365 13,029 $22,574
   Social Assistance 618 7,497 $20,093
Totals may not add due to rounding.
Data subject to revision.
Produced by the Labor Market Information Center, South Dakota Department of Labor, in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Educational Services Industry
NAICS Sector 61

The number of workers within the Educational Services industry increased throughout 2010, expanding by 192 workers (6.1 percent). Most of this subsector had employment growth, with the exception of one area showing a slight loss of workers. The 2010 average number of workers within Educational Services settled at 3,329. While worker numbers steadily increased, pay also increased by $1,774 (6.2 percent) for a 2010 annual average of $30,291.

The Educational Services industry has one subsector, which is also entitled Educational Services (NAICS 611). This subsector includes establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects provided by specialized establishments including 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. They may also offer food and accommodation services to their students.

The level and structure of training can vary depending on its purpose. For instance, it can be formal, such as that provided by secondary schools, colleges and universities. These institutions grant diplomas, associate degrees and bachelors and higher degrees. Less formal venues include seminars or sport camps. Establishments offering this type of training may grant certificates or licenses. Establishments that manage schools and other educational establishments on a contractual basis are classified in this subsector if they both manage the operation and provide the operating staff. Such establishments are classified in the educational services subsector based on the type of facility managed and operated.

Employment growth occurred throughout the entire Educational Services subsector except for business schools and computer and management training facilities. The industry, which includes colleges, universities and professional schools, was responsible for approximately 75 percent of the worker growth. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels. The requirement for admission is at least a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training.

Worker growth in this industry resulted from the continuing emphasis on improving and increasing the education of our population in general, as well of those currently employed but in need of improving their skills. Elementary and secondary schools were also responsible for increased worker levels as they expanded due to population growth in some areas, creating the need to add more workers. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and associated course work that comprise a basic preparatory education. A basic preparatory education ordinarily constitutes kindergarten through 12th grade. This industry includes school boards and school districts.

There was a slight decrease in worker levels from 2009 to 2010 in business schools and computer and management training facilities. Establishments grouped in computer training offer computer programming and computer software training as well as local area network (LAN) management training. Establishments primarily engaged in offering an array of short duration courses and seminars for management and professional development are classified in this management training section.

Educational services are usually delivered by teachers or instructors who explain, demonstrate, supervise and direct learning. Instruction is imparted in diverse settings, such as educational institutions, the workplace or the home through correspondence, television, the Internet or other electronic and distance-learning methods. All industries in the sector share this commonality of process, namely labor inputs of instructors with the requisite subject matter expertise and teaching ability.

Education is important, as the amount and type of education individuals receive is shown to have a major influence on both the types of jobs obtained and corresponding earnings. Lifelong learning is important in acquiring new knowledge and upgrading skills, particularly in this age of rapid technological and economic changes. The educational services industry includes a variety of institutions that offer academic education, career and technical instruction, and other education and training to millions of students each year.

Line chart comparing 2009 and 2010 employment levels in Educational Services

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Health Care and Social Assistance
NAICS Sector 62

Employment in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector continued the climb which this sector has experienced for the past several years. This industry added 1,072 workers, increasing from 54,977 in 2009 to 56,049 in 2010 (1.9 percent). This was the same percentage growth as last year. There are 42 more establishments than there were in 2009, for a total of 2,383 in 2010. The only dark cloud is that the annual pay increase slowed a bit compared to the previous year, increasing by $629 (1.6 percent) to $40,293 in 2010. During 2010, new establishments were added in every subsector. Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621) and Social Assistance (NAICS 624) added 16 and 15 establishments, respectively.

The Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621) subsector worker level increased by 2.1 percent, which translates into 302 more workers than the previous year and a total 2010 worker level of 14,686. The annual pay for workers in this subsector increased by $637 (1.1 percent) to $60,309.

The Hospitals (NAICS 622) subsector added the most workers and had the largest increase in annual pay of the four subsectors in this area. In 2009 there were 20,354 workers in this subsector, compared to 20,836 in 2010 (2.4 percent increase). Employees in this subsector earned an average of $923 more than they did in 2009. The 2009 average annual pay was $43,611; the 2010 annual pay was $44,534 (2.1 percent increase).

The Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623) subsector was the only one in this sector to lose employees, despite the addition of eight new establishments. The 2009 average annual pay in this subsector was $22,252, increasing by 1.4 percent to the 2010 level of $22,574.

The Social Assistance (NAICS 624) subsector added 15 establishments from 2009 to 2010 and had the largest percentage growth in the number of workers, increasing from 7,124 in 2009 to 7,497 in 2010 (5.2 percent). This subsector includes a variety of establishments providing individual and family services, emergency and other relief services, vocational and rehabilitation services, and child care services.


Line graph comparing 2009 and 2010 employment levels in health care and social assistance

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