Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The Business and Professional Services sector and its Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services subsector is another vital and growing component of the Spokane area economy. This sector contains many of the knowledge industries and offers good career opportunities with living wage jobs to young people and other graduates of the Spokane region’s educational institutions. As the global economy continues to become more digital and technologically based, many jobs within this sector are projected to have steady demand, especially those requiring computer programming and software development skills. Expanding this sector will be vital to retaining more of the region's recent college graduates and younger talent. Larger metro areas like Seattle and Portland, with more robust Information Technology sectors, have significantly more job openings for computer related occupations and draw away talent from the Spokane area.

2013 Industry Jobs in Spokane County

10,444

2018 Industry Jobs in Spokane County

11,081

Total Change

637

Average Annual % Change

1.2%

2018 Average Earnings per Worker

$58,228

Source: JobsEQ

 

2018 In Demand Occupations - Computer and Engineering (SOC 15.0000 - 17.0000)
Computer Systems Analysts
Information Security Analysts
Software Developers, Applications
Web Developers
Network and Computer Systems and Administrators
Computer User Support Specialists
Computer Occupations, All Other
Civil Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Mechanical Engineers

 

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