The boom in the health industry and the expanding education workforce in Philadelphia is having a positive impact on the suburbs, according to a staff report from Philadelphia Business Journal.
According to a report from Data USA, these services are now the main employers in Montgomery County. The data shows that with 103,786 employees between them, educational services and health care account for nearly a quarter of the county’s workforce.
The next largest group of industries by number of employees is professional, scientific, management, administration, and waste management with 64,186 workers. Manufacturing comes in third with 46,430 employees.
The data also shows that the most common jobs in the region are in management, business, science and sales. Also, compared to other counties, Montgomery County has an unusually high number of residents employed in life, physical, and social science, legal, computer or mathematical fields.
However, out of all of the positions, the highest paid jobs in the area tend to be in legal or management, with life and social science fields following close behind. But surprisingly, when compared to 2014, overall employment in Montgomery County has fallen by 1.09 percent.
Read more about Data USA’s findings at Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.