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Table H109. Among 2004 public high school graduates who did not enroll in postsecondary education but worked for pay within the first 2 years after high school graduation, percentage distribution by current occupation, overall and for high school nonconcentrators and concentrators: 2006
        2-credit occupational concentrator status1   3-credit occupational concentrator status1
        Nonconcentrators   Occupational concentrators   Nonconcentrators   Occupational concentrators
  All graduates        
Current occupation Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI   Pct. 95% CI
Total 100.0 [†]   100.0 [†]   100.0 [†]   100.0 [†]   100.0 [†]
Business operations, management, and administrative support 19.2 [16.6–21.9]   20.4 [16.8–23.9]   17.6 [13.9–21.4]   20.2 [17.0–23.3]   16.2 [11.3–21.0]
Computer and mathematical sciences 0.4 [0.0–0.8]   0.7 [0.0–1.4]   # [†]   0.5 [0.0–1.1]   # [†]
Construction, architecture, and building and grounds maintenance 15.6 [13.0–18.2]   14.0 [10.8–17.2]   17.9 [13.9–21.8]   14.3 [11.5–17.2]   19.7 [14.1–25.3]
Education and library, community, social, legal, and protective services 3.5 [2.3–4.8]   3.9 [2.2–5.5]   3.0 [1.2–4.8]   4.0 [2.4–5.5]   2.1 [0.0–4.1]
Engineering and military specific occupations 3.9 [2.6–5.2]   4.6 [2.6–6.5]   2.9 [1.5–4.4]   4.3 [2.7–6.0]   2.4 [0.7–4.0]
Farming, fishing, and forestry 1.8 [0.9–2.7]   1.3 [0.3–2.2]   2.6 [0.9–4.2]   1.8 [0.7–2.8]   1.9 [0.1–3.8]
Health care practitioners, technicians, and support 3.0 [2.1–4.0]   3.0 [1.6–4.3]   3.1 [1.7–4.4]   2.9 [1.8–4.1]   3.3 [1.3–5.3]
Installation, maintenance, repair, transportation, and materials moving 12.8 [10.6–14.9]   10.5 [7.9–13.0]   16.0 [12.5–19.5]   10.5 [8.2–12.9]   20.0 [14.6–25.4]
Media, communication, and design 0.6 [0.1–1.1]   0.8 [0.0–1.7]   0.3 [0.0–0.7]   0.7 [0.0–1.4]   0.3 [0.0–0.9]
Personal care and food preparation services 15.5 [13.3–17.7]   18.2 [14.8–21.6]   11.7 [8.5–14.8]   16.9 [14.2–19.7]   10.8 [6.4–15.2]
Production 9.1 [7.2–11.1]   6.3 [4.2–8.4]   13.2 [9.8–16.5]   7.6 [5.6–9.7]   14.2 [9.5–18.8]
Sales and related occupations 13.8 [11.5–16.0]   15.7 [12.5–19.0]   11.0 [7.9–14.0]   15.2 [12.3–18.1]   9.0 [5.5–12.5]
All other occupations 0.8 [0.2–1.4]   0.8 [0.0–1.5]   0.8 [0.0–1.8]   1.0 [0.2–1.7]   0.2 [0.0–0.6]
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 The 2- and 3-credit occupational concentrators are graduates who earned at least 2.0 and 3.0 credits, respectively, in one of the following 12 occupational areas: agriculture and natural resources, business, communications and design, computer and information sciences, construction and architecture, consumer and culinary services, engineering technologies, health sciences, manufacturing, marketing, public services, and repair and transportation. Graduates can concentrate in more than one occupational area.
NOTE: See the Technical Notes for the definition of 95% CI (confidence interval). Current occupation refers to graduate’s occupation at the time of the 2006 interview. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), “Second Follow-up, 2006” and High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2004.

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