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Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Health Care & Social Assistance

Overview: the U.S. Health Care & Social Assistance Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Health Care & Social Assistance: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Health Care & Social Assistance industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Patient Care, Related To Icd-9 Major Category, Based On Primary Diagnosis

Dental Visits And Consultations

Dental Surgical Intervention Services

Dental Non-Surgical Intervention Services

Anesthesia Services

Home Health Care Bundled Service

Home Hospice (End Of Life) Care Services

Home Infusion Therapy Services

Home Nursing Care Services

Human Blood Services

Human Organ, Tissue, And Cell Bank Services

Medical Case Management Services

Health Screening Services, Except By Health Practitioners

Independent Living Services

Daily Assisted Living Services Without Rehabilitation And Counseling Services (Include Children And Adults. Exclude Nursing Faci

Daily Assisted Living Services - Mental Rehabilitation Services For The Intellectually And Developmentally Disabled Or The Menta

Daily Assisted Living Services - With Counseling Services

Daily Assisted Living And Skilled Nursing Services Without Rehabilitation Services

Daily Assisted Living And Skilled Nursing Services With Rehabilitation Services

Residential Facility Hospice (End Of Life) Care Services

Home Physical, Occupational, And Speech Therapy Services

Right To Occupy (Life Lease) Services (Include Entrance Fees For Continuing Care Retirement Community.)

Child Day Care Services

Food, Clothing, And Related Assistance Services (Include Social Assistance Related To Donated Household Goods And Food Such As S

Shelter And Related Assistance Services (Include Homeless Shelters.)

Pre-Primary Grade Instructional Programs (Include Preschool Programs Combined With Child Day Care.)

Daily Assisted Living Services - Detoxification And Substance Abuse Therapy

Daily Assisted Living Services - With Physical, Speech, And/Or Occupational Rehabilitation Services

Emergency - Surface Ambulance

Emergency - Air Ambulance

Non-Emergency - Surface Ambulance

Laboratory Services

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Acute Long-Term Care Services

Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, And Families

Adoption Services

Foster Care And Guardianship Arrangement Services

Counseling And Information Services For Children, Youth, And Families

Other Social Assistance Services For Children, Youth, And Families

Children And Youth Recreational Programs

Social Assistance Services For Elderly And Disabled Adults

Counseling And Information Services, Excluding Children, Youth, Families, And Elderly And Disabled Adults

Social Assistance Services For The General Population, Excluding Children, Youth, Families, And Elderly And Disabled Adults - Vo

Research And Development

Meals And Beverages, Prepared And Served Or Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption

Rental Or Lease Of Goods And/Or Equipment

Rents And Commissions From Departments And Concessions Not Owned And Operated By This Institution (Exclude Gross Sales Or Billin

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

Appropriations From General Government Revenues And Intergovernmental Transfers (Only Governmental Or Military Institutions Shou

All Other Revenue

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Health Care & Social Assistance company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Health Care & Social Assistance industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Health Care & Social Assistance measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Other Management Occupations 6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 21%
Social Scientists and Related Workers 21%
Psychologists 21%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 19%
Community and Social Service Occupations 36%
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists 36%
Counselors 18%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 10%
Mental Health Counselors 11%
Rehabilitation Counselors 9%
Social Workers 12%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 8%
Miscellaneous Community and Social Service Specialists 6%
Social and Human Service Assistants 8%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6%
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers 10%
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers 9%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 9%
Other Education, Training, and Library Occupations 14%
Teacher Assistants 13%
Teacher Assistants 13%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 37%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 22%
Chiropractors 21%
Chiropractors 21%
Dentists 12%
Dentists, General 10%
Optometrists 16%
Optometrists 16%
Physicians and Surgeons 6%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 6%
Podiatrists 5%
Podiatrists 5%
Therapists 17%
Occupational Therapists 8%
Physical Therapists 9%
Speech-Language Pathologists 8%
Registered Nurses 7%
Registered Nurses 7%
Health Technologists and Technicians 14%
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 24%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 12%
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 12%
Dental Hygienists 21%
Dental Hygienists 21%
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 13%
Radiologic Technologists 6%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 42%
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 42%
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians 6%
Psychiatric Technicians 12%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 6%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6%
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6%
Opticians, Dispensing 23%
Opticians, Dispensing 23%
Healthcare Support Occupations 22%
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 7%
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 7%
Home Health Aides 5%
Psychiatric Aides 5%
Nursing Assistants 6%
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 10%
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 10%
Physical Therapist Aides 8%
Other Healthcare Support Occupations 14%
Massage Therapists 8%
Massage Therapists 8%
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations 13%
Dental Assistants 33%
Medical Assistants 7%
Phlebotomists 13%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 6%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 9%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 5%
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 5%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5%
Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers 5%
Building Cleaning Workers 5%
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 5%
Other Personal Care and Service Workers 24%
Childcare Workers 12%
Childcare Workers 12%
Personal Care Aides 24%
Personal Care Aides 24%
Residential Advisors 10%
Residential Advisors 10%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 25%
Financial Clerks 6%
Information and Record Clerks 7%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 6%
Receptionists and Information Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 7%
Medical Secretaries 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 8%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Office Clerks, General 7%
Production Occupations 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Motor Vehicle Operators 5%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 7%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 7%
Material Moving Workers 5%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health Care & Social Assistance Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Orthopediatrics trademarks "ARMORLINK" - surgical and medical apparatus and instruments for use in orthopedic surgery - 03/03/2018
  • Spark Therapeutics trademarks "SPARK PATH SPARK THERAPEUTICS PIONEERING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE" - Providing information for patients, families and health care providers about health care insurance coverage, insurance reimbursement programs, insurance payer policies and patient financial assistance programs; Billing and claims processing support and claims appeal support - 03/03/2018
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation patents Methods And Compositions For Detection Of Cowden Syndrome (cs) And Cs-like Syndrome - 03/01/2018
  • Massachusetts General Physicians Organization patents Therapeutic Nanoparticles And Methods Of Use Thereof - 03/01/2018
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute patents Compositions And Methods Of Identifying Tumor Specific Neoantigens - 03/01/2018
  • Heritage Medical Associates P.C. raises $1 million in funding. - 02/28/2018
  • Catapult Health raises $1 million in funding. - 02/26/2018
  • Radiology Partners Holdings raises $1 million in funding. - 02/26/2018

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Massachusetts General Physicians Organization1160
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation630
    Brigham & Women's Hospital567
    Acorda Therapeutics234

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Children from low-income households see more after-school assistance from municipal authorities and support groups - A 2015 survey report released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare found ... Tadataka Yukishige, a social worker based in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, launched an evening child care program based at nursing care and other facilities that are unused ... (01/10/2018)
    • Democrats Want To Give Everyone Health Care — Here's How - WASHINGTON, DC — Minority numbers in both chambers of Congress and multiple failed attempts to repeal Obamacare by both the House and Senate aren't deterring Democrats from proposing their own plans to provide every American affordable health care. (01/09/2018)
    • Democrats move to offense on health care; seek 'big ideas' - WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending ... Enrollees could receive financial assistance for premiums and copays through the Obama health law. Eventually, Medicare-X would be offered ... (01/08/2018)
    • DOH Mimaropa exec seeks creation of medical-assistance bureau - “The medical-assistance ... Social Welfare and Development, and allocations from the Senate and Congress, including local government units,” Janairo said. “A MAP bureau will not just assure access to appropriate, medically necessary, and quality ... (01/08/2018)
    • As kids’ mental health issues increase, local school districts boost response - Seaman school district prepared to intervene in mental health ... Assistance System Network is working to help it implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports, or MTSS, an evidence-based framework for structuring academic, behavioral and social-emotional ... (01/07/2018)
    • Pillars Community Health celebrates merger of social service agencies - The mission statement for the new organization is "Pillars Community Health provides health, social and educational ... Early Head Start and child care, prevention/health education and outreach and benefit assistance, said Jackie Gibson, vice president ... (01/03/2018)
    • 2014 INDUSTRY PROFILE HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE - Save this Book to Read 2014 industry profile health care and social assistance PDF eBook at our Online Library. Get 2014 industry profile health care and social assistance PDF file for free from our onli 2014 INDUSTRY PROFILE HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ... (12/27/2017)
    • Health care and social assistance - More than half the workers in this category (565,674) provide predominantly outpatient services — “ambulatory care.” More employees work in either hospitals or nursing care facilities than in social assistance. On a recent Tuesday morning, physician ... (02/26/2016)
    • Maps: Health Care, Social Assistance Top Industries in Most States - A combination of health care and social assistance now rank as the dominant industry in most American states, surpassing manufacturing and—for a spell—retail trade as the top industries in decades past, according to a new government report. The Labor ... (07/30/2014)
    • Small Business Size Standards: Health Care and Social Assistance - proposes to increase small business size standards for 28 industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 62, Health Care and Social Assistance. As part of its ongoing comprehensive review of all size standards, SBA has evaluated ... (02/25/2012)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $7,758,767,023 on Health Care & Social Assistance. It has awarded 58,437 contracts to 8,766 companies, with an average value of $885,098 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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