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Table 7. Percentage of CTE graduates whose 2012 occupation is in the same field as their high school area of CTE concentration (2012)Percentage of CTE graduates whose 2012 occupation is in the same field as their high school area of CTE concentration (2012)

    Occupation in 2012  
Characteristics   Occupation in same field1    Occupation in another field  
Total   22.1   77.9  
           
Area of CTE concentration while in high school          
Agriculture and natural resources   3.3 ! 96.7  
Architecture and Construction   17.9 ! 82.1  
Business   37.4   62.6  
Communications and design   8.6 ! 91.4  
Computer and information sciences   25.5   74.5  
Consumer and culinary services   30.8   69.2  
Engineering technologies   9.0 ! 91.0  
Health Sciences   37.0   63.0  
Manufacturing    11.9   88.1  
Marketing   7.3 ! 92.7  
Public Services      
Repair and transportation   33.6   66.4  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards are not met; the standard error represents more than 50 percent of the estimate.
1 Occupation is the most recent occupation reported by the sample member.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Third Follow-up Restricted-use File.