Professional, scientific and technical services

North American Industry Classification System code (NAICS): 541

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities in which human capital is the major input. These establishments make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular expertise and training of the service provider. The main components of this subsector are legal services; accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services; architectural, engineering and related services; specialized design services; computer systems design and related services; management, scientific and technical consulting services; scientific research and development services; and advertising, public relations, and related services. The distinguishing feature of this subsector is the fact that most of the industries grouped in it have production processes that are almost wholly dependent on worker skills. In most of these industries, equipment and materials are not of major importance. Thus, the establishments classified in this subsector sell expertise. Much of the expertise requires a university or college education, though not in every case. Establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects and those primarily engaged in providing health care by diagnosis and treatment are not included in this subsector.

5411 · Legal services
21 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing legal and paralegal services. Examples of establishments in this industry group are offices of lawyers,…

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5412 · Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services
11 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in auditing accounting records; designing accounting systems; preparing financial statements; developing budgets; preparing tax returns; processing payrolls;…

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5413 · Architectural, engineering and related services
64 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing architectural, engineering and related services, such as structure design, drafting, building inspection, landscape design, surveying…

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5414 · Specialized design services
1 Job

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized design services, except architectural, engineering and computer systems design.

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5415 · Computer systems design and related services
1 Job

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expertise in the field of information technologies through one or more activities, such as writing,…

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5416 · Management, scientific and technical consulting services
30 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expert advice and assistance to other organizations on management, environmental, scientific and technical issues.

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5417 · Scientific research and development services
7 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting original investigation, undertaken on a systematic basis to gain new knowledge (research), and in the…

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5418 · Advertising, public relations, and related services
5 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in creating mass-media advertising or public relation campaigns; placing advertising in media for advertisers or advertising agencies;…

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5419 · Other professional, scientific and technical services
9 Jobs

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in providing professional, scientific and technical services. Examples of establishments…

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