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Table H27. Percentage distribution of public high school graduates who earned any credits in each occupational area, by number of credits earned in the area: 2005
Occupational area 0.01-0.99 credits 1.00-1.99 credits 2.00-2.99 credits 3.00-3.99 credits 4.00-4.99 credits 5.00 or more credits
Agriculture and natural resources 17.7 41.2   15.5   9.3   7.8   8.5  
Business 28.6 50.1   13.5   4.3   2.0   1.4  
Business finance 19.4 66.0   12.3   1.3   0.5 ! 0.4 !
Business management 43.6 45.7   6.3   2.9   1.1   0.4 !
Business support 36.5 52.4   7.9   1.9   0.8   0.6  
Communications and design 35.1 47.0   11.1   3.7   1.7   1.3  
Computer and information sciences 32.0 48.9   11.7   4.0   1.5   1.8  
Construction and architecture 24.3 43.8   13.7   5.7   5.5   6.9  
Architecture 30.2 57.1   7.7   2.4 ! 1.8 ! 0.7 !
Construction 24.0 38.3   15.0   7.4   6.3   9.0  
Consumer and culinary services 42.2 36.0   10.8   4.6   2.7   3.7  
Consumer services 46.3 33.4   9.5   4.5   2.9   3.4  
Culinary arts 50.0 34.7   8.3   3.1   1.4   2.5  
Engineering technologies 31.2 48.1   12.0   4.2   2.3   2.3  
Health sciences 35.2 30.4   11.5   11.6   5.2   6.1  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 30.8 35.2   13.5   8.2   5.6   6.7  
Manufacturing 37.6 39.5   12.1   6.0   2.6   2.2  
Repair and transportation 29.1 32.1   13.0   8.9   7.0   10.0  
Mechanics and repair 27.6 32.0   13.4   8.9   7.9   10.3  
Transportation 48.9 37.6   10.5   2.5 ! #   0.5 !
Marketing 30.3 41.7   13.3   9.3   3.3   2.2  
Public services 40.5 42.4   8.7   4.4   1.5   2.5 !
Education and library science 31.7 52.6   10.3   3.2 ! 1.2 ! 1.1 !
Education 25.8 55.2   11.4   4.3 ! 1.6 ! 1.7 !
Library science 43.8 48.7   6.4   0.6 ! 0.5 ! #  
Protective/legal services and public administration 48.4 35.4   6.2   4.9   1.7   3.4  
Protective services 50.0 34.7   6.2   4.2   1.5 ! 3.4 !
Public administration and legal services 32.8 37.1 ! 7.7 ! 18.5 ! 1.4 ! 2.5 !
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 17.7 percent of public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who earned credits in agriculture and natural resources earned 0.01-0.99 credits in that area. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U .S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2005.


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