About the Educational Services Industry
The Educational Services sector comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as 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/or accommodation services to their students.
Featured Careers in Educational Services
In Demand Careers
In 2022, the following 10 occupations were in top demand in Minnesota. Select an occupation to learn more including watch a short video, get more information on wages, daily work activities, education requirements, find jobs, and more.
- Elementary school teachers, except special education
- Teaching Assistants, all other
- Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education
- Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
- Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
- Substitute teachers, short-term
- Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors
- Office clerks, general
- Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary
Educational Services Industry Trends
- In 2022, there were 5,000 establishments providing just over 225,000 jobs in the Educational Services industry, making it the fourth largest employing industry in the state. That accounted for about 8% of total employment in the state, or 1 in every 13 jobs.
- With a payroll of nearly $13.1 billion dollars, average annual wages were just over $58,000 in 2022, which was about $12,000 below the average across all industries. The largest subsector was Elementary & Secondary Schools, with 150,000 jobs; followed by Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools with 48,400 jobs and Junior Colleges with 7,750 jobs.
- The Educational Services industry has been adding jobs in Minnesota since 2012, gaining more than 9,000 jobs over the past 10 years.
- Educational Services firms reported just over 13,000 job vacancies in 2022, as employers struggled to find workers to fill open jobs.
- According to DEED’s long-term projections, the Educational Services industry is expected to add about 12,000 jobs over the next decade, a 5.2% rate of growth. Several occupations in demand in Educational Services are expected to see growth in the future as well as demand from replacement openings as existing workers retire. Most jobs in Educational Services require postsecondary education, but some support roles can be started with a High School Diploma.
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