Delaware Data for Career Pathway Planning
Pathways by Career Cluster: Human Services
Career Cluster and PathwaysMSHSHWHDEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
  Human Services   17,970      2,458           13.9%           $36,241  
Early Childhood Development & Services    1,070      192           8.4%           $22,296  
Counseling & Mental Health Services  1,590      398           15.5%           $55,219  
Family & Community Services   4,180      642           13.9%           $48,374  
Personal Care Services   11,040      1,206           14.8%           $30,134  
Consumer Services   90      20           15.2%           $52,361  
Pathways by Geographic Region: Human Services
PathwayRegionEmployment
2018
Employment
Change 2016-26
Employment
Growth 2016-26
Avg. Wage
2018
Early Childhood Development & ServicesMid-Atlantic70,520     7,470         6.2%           $24,902  
Early Childhood Development & ServicesUnited States564,630     84,300         6.9%           $24,610  
Counseling & Mental Health ServicesMid-Atlantic59,630     17,790         15.9%           $60,347  
Counseling & Mental Health ServicesUnited States423,410     136,500         18.4%           $58,473  
Family & Community ServicesMid-Atlantic182,020     24,120         11.6%           $49,852  
Family & Community ServicesUnited States1,382,170     242,900         13.8%           $49,682  
Personal Care ServicesMid-Atlantic457,750     96,600         19.3%           $30,266  
Personal Care ServicesUnited States3,957,500     1,025,700         24.1%           $29,410  
Consumer ServicesMid-Atlantic3,950     330         10.3%           $56,575  
Consumer ServicesUnited States35,740     5,300         13.8%           $49,820  

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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.