813920 Professional Organizations

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in promoting the professional interests of their members and the profession as a whole. These establishments may conduct research; develop statistics; sponsor quality and certification standards; lobby public officials; or publish newsletters, books, or periodicals for distribution to their members.

Illustrative Examples:

Bar associations
Learned societies
Dentists' associations
Peer review boards
Engineers' associations
Professional standards review boards
Health professionals' associations
Scientists' associations

Average Jobs Employed 7
Average Loan Given $93,525
Number of Loans Given 5854
Total Amount Loaned $547,492,722

Promoting the business interests of their members are classified in Industry 813910, Business Associations.

Lobbying public officials (i.e., lobbyists) are classified in Industry 541820, Public Relations Agencies.