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High Demand Sector: Business and Office Administration

Industry Profile: Business Administration

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing a range of day-to-day office administrative services, such as financial planning; billing and recordkeeping; personnel; and physical distribution and logistics, for others on a contract or fee basis. These establishments do not provide operating staff to carry out the complete operations of a business.

Relevant Industry Data:
Supply is higher than the National Average for Business Administration Occupations in the District. An average area the size of the District would have 208,296 employees. There are 314,292 employees in DC. This higher than expected supply may make it easier to find candidates. The gap between expected and actual employment is expected to remain roughly the same over the next 5 years.

  • The number of unique Job Postings in the last 12 months was 95,818
  • Jobs in this industry can be found in Federal Government Civilian (34.2%), Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (7.2%), Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (5.5%).
  • The median compensation is $51.14 per hour, 94% higher than the National median wage of $26.30 per hour.
  • 57.0% of high demand Business Administration jobs in the District are held by females.
  • 47.6% of high demand Business Administration jobs in the District are held by racial minorities.
  • 74.9% of high demand Business Administration jobs in the District are held by individuals ages 25-54.

*The data provided in the section above is derived from the Lightcast Occupations Snapshot Report for the District of Columbia, and is based on 84 occupations all in Job Zones 1-5.

The top 10 employers for the Business Administration industry within the last 12 months are: Georgetown University, United States Government, Randstad, United States Congress, George Washington University, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marriott International, Guidehouse,

Mayors 2023 to 2028 Comeback Plan: Occupations within this industry align with the Communication and Design Industry outlined within the Mayors Comeback Plan.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares secondary and post-secondary adult students which aligns this industry with their Business Management Industry.

Wage and Unique Postings information captured in the chart reflects August 2023 Lightcast Occupations Report data and will be updated annually.

Click on the links below to view the Career Pathway Maps and High-Demand Occupations for the Business and Office Administration Industry:

BA Finance Career Pathways Final.pdf
BA Reception-Law Career Pathways Final.pdf
BA Reception-Manager Career Pathways Final.pdf
BA Reception-Manager Career Pathways Final.pdf

High Demand Occupations List FY2024.pdf