Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Health Science
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
  Health Science 47,230      6,946           14.6%           $71,909  
Therapeutic Services  37,300      5,643           15.1%           $76,562  
Diagnostic Services  2,000      336           11.6%           $57,375  
Health Informatics   5,120      702           13.5%           $37,932  
Support Services   2,400      265           13.4%           $76,904  
Biotechnology Research and Development   410        $114,496  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Health Science
PathwayRegionEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Therapeutic ServicesMid-Atlantic1,359,390     228,540         16.5%           $69,729  
Therapeutic ServicesUnited States10,642,780     2,034,400         18.7%           $69,654  
Diagnostic ServicesMid-Atlantic76,760     14,620         13.3%           $57,090  
Diagnostic ServicesUnited States629,640     142,100         14.9%           $56,805  
Health InformaticsMid-Atlantic83,950     14,280         16.0%           $40,272  
Health InformaticsUnited States847,790     154,900         18.5%           $38,746  
Support ServicesMid-Atlantic106,850     16,360         15.7%           $70,910  
Support ServicesUnited States819,100     138,500         17.3%           $70,288  
Biotechnology Research and DevelopmentMid-Atlantic21,190     1,900         9.9%           $112,425  
Biotechnology Research and DevelopmentUnited States139,290     17,600         12.5%           $96,239  

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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.