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Table 383. Occupation of employed persons 25 years old and over, by educational attainment and sex: 2007
Occupation and sex Total employed (in thousands) Percentage distribution, by highest level of educational attainment
Total Less than 1 year of high school High school College
1–4 years of high school, no completion High school completion Some college, no degree Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
All persons 126,172 (229.8) 100.0 3.4 (0.06) 5.7 (0.08) 29.2 (0.15) 17.5 (0.12) 9.9 (0.10) 22.2 (0.14) 12.0 (0.11)
Management, professional, and related 48,666 (218.6) 100.0 0.4 (0.03) 1.1 (0.05) 11.7 (0.17) 12.6 (0.17) 10.3 (0.16) 36.8 (0.25) 27.1 (0.23)
Management, business, and financial operations 20,692 (156.6) 100.0 0.7 (0.07) 1.8 (0.11) 17.1 (0.30) 16.3 (0.30) 8.8 (0.23) 37.6 (0.39) 17.7 (0.31)
Professional and related 27,974 (178.0) 100.0 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 7.7 (0.18) 9.9 (0.21) 11.4 (0.22) 36.1 (0.33) 34.2 (0.33)
Education, training, and library 7,739 (99.5) 100.0 0.2 (0.06) 0.4 (0.08) 7.2 (0.34) 7.4 (0.34) 5.0 (0.29) 36.7 (0.63) 43.1 (0.65)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 573 (27.6) 100.0 0.2 (0.20) 1.2 (0.53) 14.4 (1.69) 15.4 (1.74) 11.7 (1.55) 41.0 (2.38) 16.1 (1.78)
Elementary and middle school teachers 2,773 (60.4) 100.0 0.1 (0.07) 0.2 (0.09) 2.8 (0.37) 2.3 (0.33) 2.3 (0.33) 47.9 (1.10) 44.3 (1.09)
Secondary school teachers 1,096 (38.2) 100.0 (†) (†) 1.1 (0.36) 1.7 (0.46) 0.9 (0.33) 43.7 (1.73) 52.6 (1.74)
Special education teachers 347 (21.5) 100.0 (†) 0.3 (0.33) 1.7 (0.81) 2.9 (1.04) 3.2 (1.09) 40.8 (3.05) 51.1 (3.10)
Postsecondary teachers 1,163 (39.3) 100.0 # (†) 0.1 (0.10) 1.1 (0.36) 2.4 (0.52) 2.0 (0.47) 15.0 (1.21) 79.4 (1.37)
Other education, training, and library workers 1,788 (48.6) 100.0 0.6 (0.20) 0.9 (0.26) 20.6 (1.10) 20.2 (1.10) 11.6 (0.88) 27.1 (1.21) 19.0 (1.07)
Service occupations 18,353 (148.6) 100.0 7.6 (0.23) 10.8 (0.26) 39.7 (0.42) 19.1 (0.34) 9.8 (0.25) 11.0 (0.27) 2.0 (0.12)
Sales and office occupations 29,704 (182.4) 100.0 1.2 (0.07) 3.8 (0.13) 34.3 (0.32) 24.9 (0.29) 11.1 (0.21) 20.7 (0.27) 4.0 (0.13)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 13,544 (129.5) 100.0 9.3 (0.29) 12.1 (0.32) 43.7 (0.49) 17.5 (0.38) 9.8 (0.30) 6.5 (0.25) 1.1 (0.10)
Production, transportation, and material moving 15,905 (139.3) 100.0 6.9 (0.23) 12.0 (0.30) 48.9 (0.46) 16.8 (0.34) 7.1 (0.23) 7.0 (0.23) 1.2 (0.10)
                                   
Male 67,963 (152.8) 100.0 4.3 (0.09) 6.6 (0.34) 30.1 (0.20) 16.7 (0.16) 8.6 (0.12) 21.6 (0.18) 12.0 (0.14)
Management, professional, and related 24,234 (152.1) 100.0 0.6 (0.06) 1.4 (0.27) 11.7 (0.23) 12.3 (0.24) 7.9 (0.20) 37.1 (0.35) 29.1 (0.33)
Management, business, and financial operations 11,913 (115.9) 100.0 1.0 (0.10) 2.2 (0.48) 17.3 (0.39) 15.2 (0.37) 7.4 (0.27) 38.3 (0.51) 18.6 (0.41)
Professional and related 12,321 (117.6) 100.0 0.2 (0.05) 0.6 (0.24) 6.3 (0.25) 9.5 (0.30) 8.3 (0.28) 35.9 (0.49) 39.2 (0.50)
Education, training, and library 2,080 (51.3) 100.0 0.2 (0.11) 0.4 (0.49) 2.8 (0.41) 4.6 (0.52) 3.0 (0.42) 33.3 (1.18) 55.8 (1.24)
Service occupations 7,786 (96.1) 100.0 8.9 (0.37) 9.8 (1.21) 35.7 (0.62) 20.2 (0.52) 9.6 (0.38) 13.4 (0.44) 2.5 (0.20)
Sales and office occupations 10,788 (111.0) 100.0 1.5 (0.14) 3.8 (0.66) 29.2 (0.50) 22.7 (0.46) 9.7 (0.32) 27.3 (0.49) 5.8 (0.26)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,986 (120.2) 100.0 9.2 (0.29) 12.2 (1.03) 44.1 (0.50) 17.3 (0.38) 9.8 (0.30) 6.3 (0.24) 1.0 (0.10)
Production, transportation, and material moving 12,168 (116.9) 100.0 6.0 (0.25) 11.8 (1.05) 48.8 (0.52) 17.4 (0.39) 7.4 (0.27) 7.3 (0.27) 1.3 (0.12)
                                   
Female 58,209 (160.3) 100.0 2.4 (0.07) 4.6 (0.10) 28.2 (0.21) 18.4 (0.18) 11.5 (0.15) 23.0 (0.19) 12.0 (0.15)
Management, professional, and related 24,432 (147.3) 100.0 0.3 (0.04) 0.8 (0.06) 11.7 (0.23) 12.9 (0.24) 12.7 (0.23) 36.4 (0.34) 25.2 (0.31)
Management, business, and financial operations 8,779 (98.1) 100.0 0.4 (0.07) 1.3 (0.13) 16.9 (0.44) 17.6 (0.45) 10.7 (0.36) 36.7 (0.57) 16.4 (0.43)
Professional and related 15,653 (125.4) 100.0 0.2 (0.04) 0.5 (0.06) 8.8 (0.25) 10.2 (0.27) 13.7 (0.30) 36.3 (0.42) 30.2 (0.40)
Education, training, and library 5,659 (80.2) 100.0 0.2 (0.06) 0.4 (0.09) 8.9 (0.42) 8.4 (0.41) 5.7 (0.34) 38.0 (0.71) 38.4 (0.71)
Service occupations 10,567 (106.4) 100.0 6.7 (0.27) 11.5 (0.34) 42.6 (0.53) 18.3 (0.41) 10.0 (0.32) 9.2 (0.31) 1.6 (0.14)
Sales and office occupations 18,916 (134.9) 100.0 1.0 (0.08) 3.9 (0.15) 37.1 (0.39) 26.1 (0.35) 11.8 (0.26) 17.0 (0.30) 3.1 (0.14)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 558 (25.9) 100.0 10.2 (1.41) 9.3 (1.36) 35.0 (2.22) 22.3 (1.94) 10.2 (1.41) 10.6 (1.43) 2.3 (0.70)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,736 (65.9) 100.0 9.8 (0.54) 12.8 (0.60) 49.1 (0.90) 15.0 (0.64) 6.1 (0.43) 6.0 (0.43) 1.1 (0.19)
— Not available.
† 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, unpub­lished 2007 annual average data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). (This table was prepared August 2008.)

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