Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Career Cluster and PathwayMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Health Science47,230  6,946           14.6%           $71,909  
Therapeutic Services 37,300  5,643           15.1%           $76,562  
Delaware
Occupations by Career Pathway: Therapeutic Services
OccupationMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change
2016-26
Employment
Growth
2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
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Anesthesiologists N/AN/AN/A             $267,020** MNM  OOH
Athletic Trainers  90           10           17.4%           $47,930   MNM  OOH
Audiologists N/A70           0           8.3%           $93,550   MNM  OOH
Chiropractors  90           0           3.4%           $97,060   MNM  OOH
Dental Assistants 810           60           7.3%           $41,060   MNM  OOH
Dental Hygienists 650           50           7.2%           $78,550   MNM  OOH
Dentists, General  280           40           8.8%           $264,440   MNM  OOH
Dietetic Technicians   100           20           11.3%           $32,030   MNM  OOH
Dietitians and Nutritionists  200           20           11.7%           $64,590   MNM  OOH
Exercise Physiologists  N/A50           0           13.0%           $43,800   MNM  OOH
Family and General Practitioners  450           40           6.7%           $214,170   MNM  OOH
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other N/A50             $87,300   MNM  OOH
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other N/A90           0           5.3%           $59,750   MNM  OOH
Hearing Aid Specialists  N/AN/A             $55,650** MNM  OOH
Home Health Aides   1,620           1,130           37.9%           $29,560   MNM  OOH
Internists, General  100           10           7.5%           $182,950   MNM  OOH
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,300           220           10.0%           $52,860   MNM  OOH
Medical Assistants  2,560           390           18.9%           $33,350   MNM  OOH
Nurse Anesthetists 150           40           9.7%           $187,860   MNM  OOH
Nurse Midwives N/AN/A           0           13.2%           $96,340   MNM  OOH
Nurse Practitioners 760           150           28.1%           $108,340   MNM  OOH
Nursing Assistants  4,850           750           12.4%           $30,780   MNM  OOH
Obstetricians and Gynecologists  100           10           7.1%           $268,530   MNM  OOH
Occupational Therapists 440           40           18.0%           $86,020   MNM  OOH
Occupational Therapy Aides   N/AN/A           10           17.4%           $34,220   MNM  OOH
Occupational Therapy Assistants  N/A           10           22.4%           $59,130   MNM  OOH
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians   N/A           20           7.5%           $35,940   MNM  OOH
Opticians, Dispensing  420           20           6.7%           $36,770   MNM  OOH
Optometrists  90           20           7.6%           $116,210   MNM  OOH
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons N/AN/AN/A             $242,370** MNM  OOH
Orthotists and Prosthetists N/AN/A           0           9.1%           $73,860** MNM  OOH
Pediatricians, General  230           10           7.5%           $211,370   MNM  OOH
Pharmacists 1,060           20           1.4%           $125,400   MNM  OOH
Pharmacy Technicians  1,460           110           9.3%           $34,470   MNM  OOH
Physical Therapist Aides   240           90           21.3%           $26,050   MNM  OOH
Physical Therapist Assistants 340           50           23.5%           $56,890   MNM  OOH
Physical Therapists 860           150           22.1%           $93,880   MNM  OOH
Physician Assistants 500           130           29.0%           $105,300   MNM  OOH
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,700           110           7.1%           $216,600   MNM  OOH
Podiatrists N/A80           0           2.1%           $171,800   MNM  OOH
Psychiatric Aides    N/A           20           17.7%           $31,090** MNM  OOH
Psychiatrists N/A 120           20           12.2%           $220,380** MNM  OOH
Radiation Therapists  50           10           12.5%           $96,610   MNM  OOH
Recreational Therapists  110           10           5.3%           $46,320   MNM  OOH
Registered Nurses 11,840           1,590           14.3%           $74,800   MNM  OOH
Respiratory Therapists 410           110           27.7%           $67,950   MNM  OOH
Speech-Language Pathologists 580           80           16.3%           $81,440   MNM  OOH
Surgeons  160           10           6.2%           $277,280   MNM  OOH
Surgical Technologists 320           30           9.9%           $47,250   MNM  OOH
Therapists, All Other N/AN/A             $57,680** MNM  OOH
Veterinarians  220           30           13.8%           $115,640   MNM  OOH
Mid-Atlantic States
Occupations by Career Pathway: Therapeutic Services
OccupationEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
AnesthesiologistsN/A           410  N/A           N/A  
Athletic Trainers3,910      710  21.5%           $49,951  
Audiologists1,450      310  17.1%           $86,934  
Chiropractors3,500      560  11.0%           $86,794  
Dental Assistants38,030      6,320  16.5%           $42,189  
Dental Hygienists26,760      3,960  15.7%           $77,325  
Dentists, All Other SpecialistsN/A           40  N/A           N/A  
Dentists, General13,550      2,960  17.0%           $171,076  
Dietetic Technicians2,610      280  9.8%           $32,204  
Dietitians and Nutritionists8,360      1,100  13.6%           $62,395  
Exercise Physiologists1,070      260  11.0%           $51,544  
Family and General Practitioners12,980      2,040  13.3%           $205,983  
Genetic CounselorsN/A           40  N/A           N/A  
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other8,030      520  4.9%           $115,527  
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other4,410      460  10.0%           $80,276  
Hearing Aid SpecialistsN/A           80  N/A           N/A  
Home Health Aides107,160      45,410  37.7%           $25,352  
Internists, General4,960      940  14.6%           $197,599  
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses91,620      11,920  12.7%           $49,790  
Medical Assistants78,030      18,490  25.1%           $34,760  
Nurse AnesthetistsN/A           590  12.9%           N/A  
Nurse MidwivesN/A           130  N/A           N/A  
Nurse Practitioners23,200      6,200  32.8%           $109,157  
Nursing Assistants208,410      28,310  13.1%           $30,354  
Obstetricians and Gynecologists1,900      390  14.6%           $230,369  
Occupational Therapists20,080      4,010  21.1%           $88,771  
Occupational Therapy AidesN/A           210  20.2%           N/A  
Occupational Therapy Assistants4,790      1,290  27.3%           $59,938  
Ophthalmic Medical TechniciansN/A           590  N/A           N/A  
Opticians, Dispensing7,730      1,110  12.0%           $44,629  
Optometrists4,360      780  15.1%           $120,793  
Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeonsN/A           60  N/A           N/A  
OrthodontistsN/A           120  N/A           N/A  
Orthotists and ProsthetistsN/A           130  18.6%           N/A  
Pediatricians, General3,020      620  13.7%           $184,627  
Pharmacists38,740      1,510  3.9%           $119,900  
Pharmacy Technicians47,440      4,190  9.3%           $32,044  
Physical Therapist Aides8,610      2,280  25.6%           $27,874  
Physical Therapist Assistants11,780      3,000  28.3%           $57,206  
Physical Therapists32,120      8,020  24.7%           $90,463  
Physician Assistants16,100      4,490  32.0%           $104,371  
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other62,100      5,380  9.2%           $199,767  
Podiatrists1,720      110  8.2%           $142,935  
ProsthodontistsN/A            N/A           N/A  
Psychiatric AidesN/A           160  2.2%           N/A  
Psychiatric Technicians6,480      160  2.4%           $33,399  
Psychiatrists3,840      480  11.6%           $222,253  
Radiation Therapists2,290      190  8.8%           $88,108  
Recreational Therapists2,740      210  7.2%           $49,725  
Registered Nurses369,830      47,800  13.0%           $74,684  
Respiratory Therapists13,470      2,980  21.8%           $63,194  
Respiratory Therapy TechniciansN/A           -100  N/A           N/A  
Speech-Language Pathologists18,740      2,550  14.3%           $87,002  
Surgeons3,180      640  11.2%           $275,014  
Surgical Technologists10,980      1,350  12.2%           $49,934  
Therapists, All OtherN/A           220  N/A           N/A  
Veterinarians9,190      1,570  15.1%           $117,377  

 ** National wage data; the state data is not available.
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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.