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Table 377. Occupation of employed persons 25 to 64 years old, by educational attainment and sex: 2004

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                                                       |              |               Percentage distribution, by highest level of educational attainment
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                                                       |   Total|     |     |           |        High school      |                   College
Occupation and sex                                     |     employed,|     |  Less than|_________________________|______________________________________________
                                                       |            in|Total|one year of| 1-4 years of|       High|      Some|Associate's| Bachelor's|Bachelor's
                                                       |     thousands|     |high school| high school,|     school|  college,|     degree|     degree| or higher
                                                       |              |     |           |no completion| completion| no degree|           |           |    degree
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1                                                      |             2|   3 |          4|            5|          6|         7|          8|          9|        10
_______________________________________________________|______________|_____|___________|_____________|___________|__________|___________|___________|___________
All persons                                            |              |     |           |             |           |          |           |           |
Total .................................................|119,622(274.3)|100.0|  3.5(0.21)|   6.0 (0.28)|30.0 (0.53)|17.8(0.44)| 9.8 (0.34)|21.3 (0.47)|11.5 (0.37)
  Management, professional, and related ...............| 45,661(236.1)|100.0|  0.4(0.12)|   1.2 (0.22)|12.8 (0.62)|13.4(0.64)|10.4 (0.57)|35.4 (0.89)|26.4 (0.82)
    Management, business, and financial operations ....| 19,404(166.6)|100.0|  0.7(0.24)|   1.9 (0.40)|18.5 (1.11)|17.4(1.08)| 8.8 (0.81)|36.1 (1.37)|16.6 (1.06)
    Professional and related ..........................| 26,257(190.1)|100.0|  0.2(0.11)|   0.7 (0.23)| 8.6 (0.69)|10.5(0.75)|11.5 (0.79)|34.9 (1.17)|33.6 (1.16)
      Education, training, and library ................|  7,244(105.2)|100.0|  0.2(0.20)|   0.6 (0.42)| 8.3 (1.29)| 7.9(1.26)| 4.2 (0.94)|36.1 (2.25)|42.8 (2.32)
        Preschool and kindergarten teachers ...........|    568 (30.0)|100.0|  0.7(1.40)|   1.9 (1.87)|17.3 (6.31)|15.7(6.07)|11.4 (5.32)|36.1 (8.03)|16.7 (6.24)
        Elementary and middle school teachers .........|  2,449 (61.9)|100.0|   #   (†) |   0.2 (0.09)| 2.5 (1.25)| 2.4(1.22)| 1.7 (1.03)|49.8 (4.02)|43.4 (3.99)
        Secondary school teachers .....................|  1,101 (41.7)|100.0|  0.1(0.36)|   0.1 (0.19)| 0.7 (1.02)| 2.4(1.82)| 1.7 (1.56)|44.4 (5.96)|50.7 (6.00)
        Special education teachers ....................|    361 (23.9)|100.0|  0.6(1.56)|   0.6 (0.27)| 3.3 (3.76)| 1.9(2.89)| 2.5 (3.27)|39.1(10.23)|52.6(10.47)
        Postsecondary teachers ........................|  1,085 (41.4)|100.0|   #   (†) |    #    (†) | 1.7 (1.54)| 2.1(1.74)| 2.4 (1.85)|14.2 (4.22)|79.5 (4.88)
        Other education, training, and library         |  1,679 (51.4)|100.0|  0.4(0.58)|   1.4 (0.39)|23.8 (4.14)|22.0(4.03)| 8.7 (2.74)|24.2 (4.17)|19.6 (3.86)
           workers ....................................|              |     |           |             |           |          |           |           |
  Service occupations .................................| 17,016(157.1)|100.0|  7.9(0.82)|  11.4 (1.09)|39.6 (1.49)|19.0(1.20)| 9.8 (0.91)|10.3 (0.93)| 2.0 (0.43)
  Sales and office occupations ........................| 28,875(197.8)|100.0|  1.2(0.25)|   4.0 (0.69)|35.3 (1.12)|25.1(1.02)|10.5 (0.72)|20.1 (0.94)| 3.8 (0.45)
  Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ....| 12,472(136.1)|100.0|  9.0(1.02)|  12.3 (1.10)|44.2 (1.77)|17.1(1.34)|10.1 (1.08)| 6.1 (0.85)| 1.1 (0.38)
  Production, transportation, and material moving .....| 15,598(151.0)|100.0|  7.7(0.85)|  13.0 (2.66)|48.9 (1.59)|16.3(1.18)| 6.5 (0.79)| 6.3 (0.78)| 1.2 (0.35)
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Male                                                   |              |     |           |             |           |          |           |           |
Total .................................................| 64,326(208.5)|100.0|  4.5(0.44)|   6.9 (0.54)|30.4 (0.98)|16.9(0.80)| 8.4 (0.59)|21.1 (0.87)|11.8 (0.69)
  Management, professional, and related ...............| 22,887(220.6)|100.0|  0.6(0.27)|   1.4 (0.43)|12.4 (1.18)|12.9(1.20)| 7.9 (0.97)|36.1 (1.72)|28.7 (1.62)
    Management, business, and financial operations ....| 11,305(169.2)|100.0|  0.9(0.48)|   2.3 (0.76)|17.9 (1.95)|16.2(1.87)| 7.3 (1.32)|37.4 (2.46)|18.1 (1.96)
    Professional and related ..........................| 11,581(170.9)|100.0|  0.2(0.25)|   0.6 (0.40)| 7.0 (1.29)| 9.8(1.49)| 8.6 (1.41)|34.7 (2.39)|39.0 (2.45)
      Education, training, and library ................|  1,929 (74.3)|100.0|  0.1(0.40)|   0.3 (0.69)| 3.4 (2.24)| 4.5(2.56)| 2.7 (2.01)|32.4 (5.76)|56.5 (6.11)
  Service occupations .................................|  7,222(139.0)|100.0|  9.4(1.85)|  10.0 (1.91)|35.7 (3.05)|19.9(2.54)| 9.3 (1.85)|13.2 (2.16)| 2.6 (1.01)
  Sales and office occupations ........................| 10,380(163.1)|100.0|  1.5(0.65)|   3.8 (1.02)|28.9 (2.41)|23.4(2.25)| 8.8 (1.51)|27.9 (2.38)| 5.7 (1.23)
  Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ....| 11,918(173.0)|100.0|  8.9(1.41)|  12.5 (1.64)|44.4 (2.46)|17.1(1.87)|10.2 (1.50)| 5.8 (1.16)| 1.1 (0.52)
  Production, transportation, and material moving .....| 11,919(173.0)|100.0|  7.0(1.27)|  12.4 (1.63)|48.9 (2.48)|17.1(1.87)| 6.8 (1.25)| 6.6 (1.23)| 1.2 (0.54)
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Female                                                 |              |     |           |             |           |          |           |           |
Total .................................................| 55,296(219.1)|100.0|  2.4(0.34)|   5.1 (0.48)|29.7 (1.01)|18.8(0.86)|11.3 (0.70)|21.5 (0.91)|11.2 (0.70)
  Management, professional, and related ...............| 22,775(210.3)|100.0|  0.3(0.17)|   0.9 (0.33)|13.3 (1.17)|13.9(1.19)|12.8 (1.15)|34.7 (1.64)|24.0 (1.47)
    Management, business, and financial operations ....|  8,098(140.2)|100.0|  0.4(0.37)|   1.4 (0.69)|19.4 (2.28)|19.2(2.27)|10.9 (1.79)|34.1 (2.73)|14.5 (2.03)
    Professional and related ..........................| 14,676(180.0)|100.0|  0.2(0.17)|   0.7 (0.35)| 9.9 (1.28)|11.0(1.34)|13.9 (1.48)|35.1 (2.04)|29.3 (1.95)
      Education, training, and library ................|  5,315(115.7)|100.0|  0.2(0.32)|   0.7 (0.58)|10.0 (2.14)| 9.1(2.05)| 4.7 (1.51)|37.5 (3.45)|37.8 (3.45)
  Service occupations .................................|  9,794(152.3)|100.0|  6.9(1.33)|  12.5 (1.73)|42.5 (2.59)|18.3(2.03)|10.1 (1.58)| 8.1 (1.43)| 1.6 (0.65)
  Sales and office occupations ........................| 18,495(196.3)|100.0|  1.0(0.37)|   4.1 (0.76)|38.9 (1.86)|26.1(1.68)|11.4 (1.21)|15.8 (1.39)| 2.8 (0.62)
  Natural resources, construction, and maintenance ....|    553 (38.5)|100.0| 11.0(6.91)|   9.6 (6.50)|38.7(10.75)|17.5(8.39)| 8.7 (6.21)|12.5 (7.29)| 2.0 (3.08)
  Production, transportation, and material moving .....|  3,679 (97.3)|100.0| 10.0(2.57)|  14.8 (3.04)|49.0 (4.28)|14.0(2.97)| 5.5 (1.94)| 5.6 (1.97)| 1.2 (0.92)
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†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.

NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, previously unpublished tabulations from the Current Population Survey. (This table was prepared April 2005.)