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Table A34. Number and percentage of credentialed adults ages 18 or older, by subject field of their most recent credential: 2012
Subject field of credential Number (in thousands) Percent
Health care, education, or trades 25,166 54.7
Health care (nursing, nurse assisting, other medical/health care) 11,455 24.9
Education 7,691 16.7
Trades (construction, manufacturing, transportation) 6,021 13.1
Business/finance management 2,719 5.9
Legal and social services 2,093 4.6
Cosmetology 1,668 3.6
Architecture and engineering 1,099 2.4
Protective services 1,035 2.3
Culinary arts 681 1.5
Computer networking and administration 577 1.3
Computer applications and design 519 1.1
Public utilities 481 1.0
All other fields 9,565 20.8
NOTE: Credentialed adults are those who have a work license or certification. Missing data were not imputed. Credential filelds do not sum to credential total in Table A31 due to missing data on credential fields. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Income and Program Participation, 2008 panel, wave 13 (Sept.–Dec. 2012).

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