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Table H46. Percentage of 1992 public high school graduates who earned a professional license between 1994 and 2000, by occupational credits earned in high school, occupational concentrator status, and area of concentration: 2000
Student characteristic Earned a license between
1994 and 2000
  All public high school graduates 29.1
Occupational credits 
0.011.99 credits31.9
2.003.99 credits27.2
4.00 or more credits28.1
Occupational concentrator status 
Occupational concentrator, total128.3
  Child care and education34.1
  Food service and hospitality
  Health care43.4
  Marketing 34.5
  Personal services 21.3!
  Public and protective services
  Technology and communications30.9
  Trade and industry29.1
! Interpret data with caution. Due to relatively large starndard errors, estimates are unstable.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Too few cases for a reliable estimate.
1 Occupational concentrators earned 3.0 or more credits in at least one of the 10 broad occupational program areas listed in the table. Concentrators may appear in more than one row if they completed 3.0 or more credits in more than one program area.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88/2000), "Fourth Follow-up, 2000."

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