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Table H84. Percentage of public high school graduates who were occupational concentrators, by race/ethnicity, sex, and occupational area of concentration: 2005
Occupational area of concentration All graduates   Race/ethnicity1     Sex
White Black   Hispanic   Asian/Pacific Islander   American Indian/Other Male Female
                             
Number of graduates 2,417,400   1,645,100 329,500   298,500   109,000   35,300     1,175,400 1,242,000
                             
Percent who were 2-credit occupational concentrators2
                             
Any occupational concentration 38.8   40.2 41.3   33.5   27.0   35.0     44.5 33.5
Agriculture and natural resources 4.7   5.9 1.9   2.5   0.8 ! 6.8     6.5 3.0
Business 8.5   8.1 12.8   6.9   6.0   7.7     7.9 9.0
Communications and design 5.4   6.0 4.1   3.5   4.9   5.9     4.8 5.9
Computer and information sciences 3.7   3.8 3.5   2.8   5.7   4.2 !   5.9 1.6
Construction and architecture 2.1   2.3 2.3   1.8   0.8   1.7 !   4.0 0.4
Consumer and culinary services 4.4   4.0 6.4   5.0   2.2   2.9     1.8 6.8
Engineering technologies 2.4   2.8 1.6   1.6   1.9   #     4.3 0.6
Health sciences 3.2   2.8 5.4   3.4   2.0   2.3     1.2 5.1
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 7.5   8.5 4.7   6.6   3.9   6.6     13.8 1.6
Marketing 2.6   2.7 3.1   2.2   2.0 ! 1.8 !   2.5 2.8
Public services 1.2   1.1 1.1 ! 1.7   0.7 ! 1.0 !   0.8 1.5
                             
Percent who were 3-credit occupational concentrators3
                             
Any occupational concentration 21.3   22.3 22.2   18.2   11.7   20.1     25.3 17.4
Agriculture and natural resources 2.9   3.8 0.9   1.3   0.3 ! 5.3 !   4.3 1.7
Business 3.1   2.7 5.1   2.9   2.7   4.0     2.7 3.5
Communications and design 2.0   2.4 1.4   1.0   1.6 ! 3.0     1.9 2.2
Computer and information sciences 1.4   1.5 1.3   1.0   1.7   0.9 !   2.5 0.4
Construction and architecture 1.2   1.3 1.4   0.8   0.4 ! 0.3 !   2.3 0.2
Consumer and culinary services 2.2   1.9 3.5   2.8   0.5 ! 2.0 !   0.8 3.5
Engineering technologies 1.0   1.2 0.6   0.7   0.5 ! #     1.8 0.3
Health sciences 2.1   1.9 3.9   2.0   1.0   1.2 !   0.6 3.6
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 4.5   5.2 2.8   3.9   2.1   3.9 !   8.5 0.8
Marketing 1.4   1.4 1.5   1.6   1.2 ! 0.8 !   1.3 1.5
Public services 0.6   0.5 0.7 ! 1.0 ! 0.5 ! 0.5 !   0.5 0.7
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
1Black includes African American, Hispanic includes Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander includes Native Hawaiian, and American Indian/Other includes Alaska Native, graduates of more than one race, and graduates whose race is unknown. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin unless specified.
2 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.
33-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 White public high school graduates from the class of 2005, 5.9 percent were 2-credit occupational concentrators in agriculture and natural resources.
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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