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Delaware: Labor Market Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Human Services
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
2017
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2017
  Human Services   18,360      2,458           13.9%           $34,826  
Early Childhood Development & Services    1,360      192           8.4%           $22,929  
Counseling & Mental Health Services  1,480      398           15.5%           $53,162  
Family & Community Services   4,170      642           13.9%           $47,835  
Personal Care Services   11,190      1,206           14.8%           $28,794  
Consumer Services   160      20           15.2%           $49,201  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Human Services
PathwayRegionEmployment
2017
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2017
Early Childhood Development & ServicesMid-Atlantic69,280     7,470         6.2%           $24,220  
Early Childhood Development & ServicesUnited States562,420     84,300         6.9%           $23,760  
Counseling & Mental Health ServicesMid-Atlantic59,760     17,790         15.9%           $58,534  
Counseling & Mental Health ServicesUnited States407,770     136,500         18.4%           $56,629  
Family & Community ServicesMid-Atlantic175,710     24,120         11.6%           $49,410  
Family & Community ServicesUnited States1,351,680     242,900         13.8%           $48,541  
Personal Care ServicesMid-Atlantic437,500     96,600         19.3%           $29,786  
Personal Care ServicesUnited States3,696,710     1,025,700         24.1%           $28,561  
Consumer ServicesMid-Atlantic4,220     330         10.3%           $54,415  
Consumer ServicesUnited States35,900     5,300         13.8%           $49,460  

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 • Sources: Delaware Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 • Mid-Atlantic includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
 • MS, HS, HW and HD are abbreviations for Middle Skill, High Skill, High Wage and High Demand Occupations
 • MS & HS Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as MS if, within the cluster/pathway, the percentage of MS occupations is at least thirty (30) percent
   of the total number of occupations reported for that cluster/pathway. The same process is used to determine HS clusters/pathways.
 • HW & HD Cluster/Pathway: A Cluster/Pathway is designated as HW if, within the cluster/pathway, the total employment for HW occupations is greater than the
   total employment for non-HW occupations. The same process is used to determine HD for clusters/pathways.