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Table H30. Percentage of public high school graduates who concentrated in each occupational area, by number of occupational credits earned: 2005
Occupational concentration 2-credit occupational concentrators1 3-credit occupational concentrators2
All graduates Graduates who earned any occupational credits Graduates who earned 2.0 or more occupational credits All graduates Graduates who earned any occupational credits Graduates who earned 3.0 or more occupational credits
Any occupational concentration 38.8 44.7 68.6 21.3 24.5 54.1
Agriculture and natural resources 4.7 5.5 8.4 2.9 3.4 7.5
Business 8.5 9.7 15.0 3.1 3.5 7.8
Communications and design 5.4 6.2 9.5 2.0 2.4 5.2
Computer and information sciences 3.7 4.3 6.5 1.4 1.6 3.6
Construction and architecture 2.1 2.5 3.8 1.2 1.4 3.1
Consumer and culinary services 4.4 5.0 7.7 2.2 2.5 5.6
Engineering technologies 2.4 2.8 4.3 1.0 1.2 2.6
Health sciences 3.2 3.7 5.7 2.1 2.5 5.4
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 7.5 8.6 13.3 4.5 5.2 11.5
Marketing 2.6 3.1 4.7 1.4 1.6 3.6
Public services 1.2 1.4 2.1 0.6 0.7 1.5
1 2-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 2.0 or more credits in any one of the 11 occupational areas listed in this table.
2 3-credit occupational concentrators are defined as graduates who earned 3.0 or more credits in any one of the 11 occupational areas listed in this table.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among all public high school graduates from the class of 2005, 4.7 percent completed a 2-credit occupational concentration in agriculture and natural resources. Also, 5.5 percent of graduates who earned any occupational credits completed a 2-credit occupational concentration in agriculture and natural resources. The total weighted count of public high school graduates in 2005 was 2.4 million. 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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