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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Women in the WorkforceEducation and Health Services Snapshot

Printable Education and Health Services Snapshot

Women have a large impact on two major determinants of overall quality of life and economic vitality – education and health. In Texas, and across the nation, women have traditionally had a high share of employment in the education and health services industry, which is composed of the educational services and health care and social assistance sectors. In 2017, women held 76.3 percent of direct jobs in this industry in Texas – the highest share of employment across all industries in Texas.

There are 1,244,000 jobs held by Texas women in this sector.

The employment of 1.2 million Texas women in this sector generates additional business activities throughout the Texas economy and ultimately supports nearly 1.3 million additional Texas jobs.

This sector contributed $104.8 billion to the state economy.

Sources: EMSI, RIMS II.

TOTAL EDUCATION and HEALTH SERVICES:

  • 1,629,726 Direct Jobs
  • Average Texas Salary: $55,195
  • Number of Women Employed: 1,243,614
  • Women's Share of Jobs: 76.3%
Educational Services Direct Jobs, 2017
Description NAICS Code* 2017 Direct Jobs Average Earnongs Per Job** Number of Employed Women Women’s Share of Jobs
Total Educational Services 61 202,211 $49,521 128,825 63.70%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6111 73,937 $45,253 54,981 74.40%
Junior Colleges 6112 2,312 $37,662 1,308 56.60%
Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools 6113 69,971 $58,363 38,535 55.10%
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 6114 5,409 $83,327 2,838 52.50%
Technical and Trade Schools 6115 10,437 $62,173 5,018 48.10%
Other Schools and Instruction 6116 30,580 $26,154 19,780 64.70%
Educational Support Services 6117 9,565 $62,469 6,366 66.60%

Source: EMSI

THE EDUCATION SERVICES SECTOR includes establishments providing specialized instruction and training usually delivered by instructors or teachers.

Establishments in the education services sector are mostly privately owned. The majority of Texas’ public educational institutions are classified within the government sector.

Texas' highest paid, women-dominated occupations in the education services sector
Occupation Average Hourly Earnings Percent Women
Librarians $28.17 86%
Special Education Teachers $27.18 87%
Elementary and Middle School Teachers $26.37 81%

Source: EMSI

THE HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE SECTOR includes establishments in which trained professionals deliver medical care or social assistance.

Health Services Direct Jobs, 2017
Description NAICS Code* 2017 Direct Jobs Average Earnongs Per Job** Number of Employed Women Women’s Share of Jobs
Total Health Care and Social Assistance 62 1,427,515 $55,998 1,114,790 78.10%
Ambulatory Health Care Services 621 708,965 $61,602 552,228 77.90%
Hospitals 622 325,899 $73,456 247,987 76.10%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 623 184,159 $37,208 145,424 79.00%
Social Assistance 624 208,494 $26,252 169,150 81.10%
Total 61-62 1,629,726 1,243,614 76.30%

Source: EMSI

Texas' highest paid, women-dominated occupations in the the health care and social assistance sector
Occupation Average Hourly Earnings Percent Women
Nurse Practitioners $52.91 88%
Nurse Midwives $46.28 88%
Therapists $39.05 75%
Audiologists $38.04 78%
Dental Hygienists $35.09 94%

Source: EMSI

CONCLUSION

Texas women dominate employment in education and health services, accounting for more than three-quarters of jobs in these fields. Education and health services includes two broad industrial categories, educational services and health care and social assistance. Women account for 64 percent and 78 percent of Texas jobs in these categories, respectively.

Read more in-depth data on women in the workforce.

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