Title

Examining Their Employment Status and Workforce Composition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

The NEA 2018 Almanac of Higher Education

First page number:

85

Last page number:

96

Abstract

The Education Support Professional (ESP) workforce throughout higher education includes 10 job classifications or categories: (1) natural resources, construction, and maintenance; (2) production, transportation, and material moving; (3) librarians, curators, and archivists; (4) business and financial operations; (5) computer, engineering, and science; (6) community service, legal, arts, and media; (7) health care practitioners and technical; (8) service occupations; (9) sales and related occupations; and (10) office and administrative support. Using U.S. Department of Education data, this article presents an update on the ESP workforce composition throughout higher education, including their overall status by occupation within public and private post-secondary institutions; comparing their 2013 and 2015 employment numbers; examining their part- and full-time status by institutional type and control; and providing data on gender and race/ethnicity by ESP occupation and employment status.

Language

eng


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