Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
The Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. These activities require a high degree of expertise and training. Activities performed include legal advice and representation, accounting services, architectural, engineering, and specialized design services, computer services, consulting services, research services, and advertising services.
Accommodation, Retail, and Food Services
The Accommodation, Retail, and Food Services sector comprises establishments providing customers with lodging, preparing meals, snacks, and beverages for immediate consumption, and establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise.
Administrative and Support Services
The Administrative and Support Services sector comprises establishments performing routine support activities for the day-to-day operations of other organizations. These essential activities are often undertaken in-house by establishments in many sectors of the economy. Activities performed include office administration, hiring and placing of personnel, document preparation, travel agencies, telemarketing, and janitorial services.
Civic, Professional, and Religious Organizations
This Civic, Professional, and Religious Organizations sector is a compilation of different organizations from these industries. Civic organizations are primarily engaged in promoting the civic and social interests of their members, such as alumni associations, social clubs, and fraternal lodges. Professional organizations are primarily engaged in promoting the professional interests of their members and the profession as a whole. Examples include bar associations and professional standards review boards. Religious organizations are primarily engaged in operating religious organizations, such as churches, religious temples, and monasteries, and/or primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities. This includes places of worship and religious shrines.
Health Care and Social Assistance
The Health Care and Social Assistance sector comprises establishments providing health care and social assistance for individuals. The sector includes both health care and social assistance because it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the boundaries of these two activities. The industries in this sector are arranged on a continuum starting with those establishments providing medical care exclusively, continuing with those providing health care and social assistance, and finishing with those providing only social assistance.