Count on Great Workers The skill sets of our workforce are complemented by an exceptional work ethic instilled in our community for many generations.
Greater Reading’s Top Industries
Greater Reading has a total of 15,615 businesses. In 2019, the leading industries in Greater Reading were Health Care and Social Services based on employment number or percentage.
Health Care job growth over the last 7 years.
As a third generation, family run business, our growth and success over the years can be attributed to our talented employees. We have been able to continually improve our products, processes, and services because of our skilled workforce and their dedication to our team.
39 Years Old
High School Degree or Higher: 87.28%
Over National Average: 42.32%
Take Advantage of a Highly Skilled Workforce
With over 28,000 college and technical school students within 20 miles of Reading, and over 4,700 degrees awarded from universities in the Greater Reading Area, you will find an area that values lifelong learning. The higher education and workforce training institutions in Greater Reading work closely with our business community to support entrepreneurship, workforce training, research and leadership. These include:
- Albright College
- Alvernia University
- Berks Career and Technology Center
- Berks Technical Institute
- Kutztown University
- Penn State Berks Campus
- Reading Area Community College (RACC)
- RACC Schmidt Training and Technology Center
- Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center
- The Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences