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Table 383. Occupation of employed persons 25 years old and over, by educational attainment and sex: 2008
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 126,161 (229.8) 100.0 3.3 (0.06) 5.5 (0.07) 28.6 (0.15) 17.5 (0.12) 10.3 (0.10) 22.6 (0.14) 12.3 (0.11)
Management, professional, and related 49,629 (220.0) 100.0 0.4 (0.03) 1.0 (0.05) 11.6 (0.17) 12.6 (0.17) 10.5 (0.16) 36.6 (0.25) 27.3 (0.23)
Management, business, and financial operations 21,181 (158.2) 100.0 0.7 (0.07) 1.7 (0.10) 17.1 (0.30) 16.2 (0.29) 9.0 (0.23) 36.9 (0.38) 18.3 (0.31)
Professional and related 28,448 (179.2) 100.0 0.2 (0.03) 0.5 (0.05) 7.5 (0.18) 10.0 (0.21) 11.5 (0.22) 36.3 (0.33) 34.0 (0.32)
Education, training, and library 7,908 (100.6) 100.0 0.1 (0.04) 0.4 (0.09) 6.9 (0.33) 7.5 (0.34) 5.1 (0.29) 36.7 (0.63) 43.2 (0.64)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 606 (28.4) 100.0 # (†) 1.2 (0.50) 13.9 (1.62) 16.0 (1.72) 10.6 (1.44) 41.2 (2.31) 17.2 (1.77)
Elementary and middle school teachers 2,804 (60.7) 100.0 0.1 (0.07) 0.2 (0.10) 2.1 (0.32) 3.0 (0.37) 1.9 (0.30) 46.8 (1.09) 45.8 (1.09)
Secondary school teachers 1,155 (39.2) 100.0 0.1 (0.10) # (†) 1.0 (0.35) 1.5 (0.41) 1.6 (0.42) 45.0 (1.69) 50.9 (1.70)
Special education teachers 369 (22.2) 100.0 (†) (†) 2.2 (0.88) 2.4 (0.93) 2.7 (0.98) 39.8 (2.95) 52.8 (3.00)
Postsecondary teachers 1,117 (38.5) 100.0 (†) # (†) 0.9 (0.33) 1.5 (0.42) 2.3 (0.52) 15.6 (1.25) 79.7 (1.39)
Other education, training, and library
           workers
1,857 (49.6) 100.0 0.3 (0.14) 1.1 (0.28) 20.2 (1.08) 19.9 (1.07) 12.5 (0.89) 27.1 (1.19) 19.0 (1.05)
Service occupations 18,647 (149.6) 100.0 7.2 (0.22) 10.6 (0.26) 39.0 (0.41) 19.3 (0.33) 10.2 (0.26) 11.5 (0.27) 2.1 (0.12)
Sales and office occupations 29,353 (181.5) 100.0 1.1 (0.07) 3.7 (0.13) 33.7 (0.32) 24.9 (0.29) 11.3 (0.21) 21.2 (0.28) 4.1 (0.13)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,878 (126.5) 100.0 9.1 (0.29) 11.9 (0.33) 43.7 (0.51) 16.9 (0.38) 10.5 (0.31) 6.8 (0.26) 1.1 (0.11)
Production, transportation, and material moving 15,654 (138.3) 100.0 7.0 (0.24) 11.6 (0.30) 48.2 (0.46) 17.5 (0.35) 7.4 (0.24) 6.9 (0.23) 1.4 (0.11)
                                 
Males 67,605 (153.5) 100.0 4.1 (0.09) 6.4 (0.34) 29.7 (0.20) 16.8 (0.16) 8.9 (0.12) 22.0 (0.18) 12.1 (0.14)
Management, professional, and related 24,572 (152.8) 100.0 0.6 (0.05) 1.3 (0.26) 11.7 (0.23) 12.6 (0.24) 8.1 (0.20) 37.1 (0.35) 28.8 (0.33)
Management, business, and financial operations 12,208 (117.1) 100.0 1.0 (0.10) 2.0 (0.46) 17.4 (0.39) 15.4 (0.37) 7.6 (0.27) 37.5 (0.50) 19.1 (0.40)
Professional and related 12,364 (117.7) 100.0 0.2 (0.04) 0.5 (0.22) 6.1 (0.24) 9.8 (0.30) 8.5 (0.29) 36.6 (0.49) 38.3 (0.50)
Education, training, and library 2,042 (50.8) 100.0 # (†) # (†) 2.6 (0.40) 4.1 (0.50) 3.3 (0.45) 34.5 (1.20) 55.4 (1.25)
Service occupations 7,919 (96.8) 100.0 8.0 (0.35) 9.6 (1.19) 36.4 (0.62) 19.7 (0.51) 9.9 (0.38) 13.8 (0.44) 2.6 (0.20)
Sales and office occupations 10,690 (110.6) 100.0 1.4 (0.13) 3.7 (0.65) 28.7 (0.50) 22.9 (0.46) 9.5 (0.32) 28.0 (0.49) 5.8 (0.26)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,348 (117.7) 100.0 9.0 (0.29) 12.0 (1.05) 44.1 (0.51) 16.7 (0.38) 10.6 (0.32) 6.6 (0.25) 1.0 (0.10)
Production, transportation, and material moving 12,077 (116.6) 100.0 6.2 (0.25) 11.4 (1.04) 48.1 (0.52) 18.1 (0.40) 7.7 (0.28) 7.0 (0.26) 1.3 (0.12)
                                 
Females 58,555 (159.9) 100.0 2.3 (0.07) 4.5 (0.09) 27.3 (0.20) 18.3 (0.18) 11.8 (0.15) 23.2 (0.19) 12.5 (0.15)
Management, professional, and related 25,057 (148.5) 100.0 0.2 (0.03) 0.8 (0.06) 11.4 (0.22) 12.7 (0.23) 12.8 (0.23) 36.1 (0.33) 25.9 (0.30)
Management, business, and financial operations 8,973 (99.0) 100.0 0.4 (0.07) 1.3 (0.13) 16.6 (0.43) 17.4 (0.44) 10.9 (0.36) 36.1 (0.56) 17.3 (0.44)
Professional and related 16,084 (126.8) 100.0 0.1 (0.03) 0.6 (0.07) 8.5 (0.24) 10.1 (0.26) 13.9 (0.30) 36.1 (0.42) 30.6 (0.40)
Education, training, and library 5,866 (81.6) 100.0 0.2 (0.06) 0.5 (0.11) 8.4 (0.40) 8.7 (0.40) 5.8 (0.33) 37.5 (0.70) 38.9 (0.70)
Service occupations 10,728 (107.1) 100.0 6.6 (0.26) 11.4 (0.34) 40.9 (0.52) 19.0 (0.42) 10.5 (0.33) 9.8 (0.32) 1.8 (0.14)
Sales and office occupations 18,663 (134.2) 100.0 0.9 (0.08) 3.7 (0.15) 36.6 (0.39) 26.0 (0.35) 12.4 (0.27) 17.3 (0.30) 3.1 (0.14)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 530 (25.3) 100.0 11.5 (1.53) 8.9 (1.36) 34.7 (2.28) 20.6 (1.93) 9.2 (1.39) 12.6 (1.59) 2.5 (0.74)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,577 (64.5) 100.0 9.8 (0.55) 12.3 (0.61) 48.5 (0.92) 15.1 (0.66) 6.4 (0.45) 6.4 (0.45) 1.5 (0.22)
—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 2008 annual average data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). (This table was prepared August 2009.)

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