Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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.

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2013 Industry Jobs in Spokane County

10,182

2018 Industry Jobs in Spokane County

11,570

Total Change Over the Last Five Years

1,388

Average Annual % Change

2.6%

Average Annual Earnings in Industry

$60,345

Source: JobsEQ 2018Q4 for Spokane County

2019 In Demand Occupations

Computer and Engineering (SOC 15.0000 - 17.0000)

Computer Systems Analysts

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Civil Engineers

Software Developers, Applications

Computer User Support Specialists

Industrial Engineers

Software Developers, Systems Software

Computer Network Support Specialists

Mechanical Engineers

Web Developers

Computer Occupations, All Other

Architectural and Civil Drafters

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