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Table 502.10. Occupation of employed persons 25 years old and over, by highest level of educational attainment and sex: 2012
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex and occupation Total employed
(in thousands)
Percentage distribution, by highest level of educational attainment
Total Less than
high school completion
High school
completion (includes equivalency)
College

Some college,
no degree
Associate's
degree
Bachelor's
degree
Master's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
All persons 124,635   (231.4) 100.0 8.0   (0.09) 27.1   (0.15) 16.8   (0.12) 11.0   (0.10) 23.6   (0.14) 13.6   (0.11)
Management, professional, and related 51,013   (221.9) 100.0 1.3   (0.06) 11.1   (0.16) 11.4   (0.16) 10.7   (0.16) 36.8   (0.25) 28.8   (0.23)
Management, business, and financial operations 21,794   (160.2) 100.0 2.2   (0.12) 16.6   (0.29) 14.6   (0.28) 9.2   (0.23) 38.2   (0.38) 19.3   (0.31)
Professional and related 29,219   (181.2) 100.0 0.7   (0.06) 7.0   (0.17) 9.0   (0.19) 11.8   (0.22) 35.7   (0.32) 35.8   (0.32)
Education, training, and library 7,828   (100.1) 100.0 0.6   (0.10) 6.5   (0.32) 7.0   (0.33) 5.4   (0.30) 34.9   (0.62) 45.6   (0.65)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 593   (28.1) 100.0 1.2 ! (0.51) 14.2   (1.66) 17.4   (1.80) 13.2   (1.60) 38.1   (2.31) 15.9   (1.73)
Elementary and middle school teachers 2,713   (59.8) 100.0 0.2 ! (0.10) 2.3   (0.33) 2.7   (0.36) 2.2   (0.33) 44.7   (1.10) 47.8   (1.11)
Secondary school teachers 1,071   (37.7) 100.0   (†) 1.2 ! (0.39) 1.7   (0.45) 1.6   (0.44) 42.7   (1.75) 52.8   (1.76)
Special education teachers 351   (21.6) 100.0 #   (†) 3.1 ! (1.08) 3.4 ! (1.12) 3.7 ! (1.17) 34.5   (2.93) 55.3   (3.07)
Postsecondary teachers 1,249   (40.7) 100.0   (†) 1.4   (0.38) 2.0   (0.46) 2.5   (0.51) 13.9   (1.13) 80.0   (1.31)
Other education, training, and library                                            
workers 675   (30.0) 100.0 2.2   (0.66) 10.7   (1.37) 14.2   (1.55) 8.7   (1.26) 39.0   (2.17) 25.3   (1.94)
Service occupations 19,730   (153.4) 100.0 16.3   (0.30) 37.4   (0.40) 19.8   (0.33) 11.9   (0.27) 12.1   (0.27) 2.5   (0.13)
Sales and office occupations 27,462   (176.7) 100.0 4.6   (0.15) 31.4   (0.32) 24.1   (0.30) 12.4   (0.23) 22.6   (0.29) 4.8   (0.15)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 11,458   (119.8) 100.0 19.5   (0.43) 42.9   (0.53) 17.4   (0.41) 11.7   (0.35) 7.2   (0.28) 1.4   (0.12)
Production, transportation, and material moving 14,972   (135.6) 100.0 16.9   (0.35) 47.8   (0.47) 17.5   (0.36) 8.1   (0.26) 7.9   (0.25) 1.8   (0.12)
                                             
Males 66,455   (155.7) 100.0 9.5   (0.13) 28.9   (0.20) 16.3   (0.16) 9.6   (0.13) 22.6   (0.18) 13.1   (0.15)
Management, professional, and related 24,884   (153.4) 100.0 1.7   (0.09) 11.5   (0.23) 11.4   (0.23) 8.3   (0.20) 37.1   (0.35) 30.0   (0.33)
Management, business, and financial operations 12,334   (117.6) 100.0 2.7   (0.17) 17.1   (0.39) 14.0   (0.36) 8.0   (0.28) 38.2   (0.50) 20.0   (0.41)
Professional and related 12,551   (118.5) 100.0 0.7   (0.09) 6.0   (0.24) 8.9   (0.29) 8.7   (0.29) 35.9   (0.49) 39.8   (0.50)
Education, training, and library 2,054   (51.0) 100.0 0.5 ! (0.17) 3.2   (0.44) 4.2   (0.51) 3.0   (0.43) 33.5   (1.18) 55.6   (1.25)
Service occupations 8,541   (100.2) 100.0 16.5   (0.46) 35.8   (0.59) 20.1   (0.49) 10.9   (0.38) 13.8   (0.43) 2.9   (0.21)
Sales and office occupations 10,398   (109.3) 100.0 4.7   (0.24) 28.3   (0.50) 22.3   (0.46) 10.3   (0.34) 28.2   (0.50) 6.3   (0.27)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 10,984   (111.9) 100.0 19.4   (0.43) 43.4   (0.54) 17.3   (0.41) 11.7   (0.35) 6.9   (0.28) 1.3   (0.12)
Production, transportation, and material moving 11,648   (114.8) 100.0 16.1   (0.39) 47.9   (0.53) 17.8   (0.40) 8.5   (0.29) 7.9   (0.29) 1.7   (0.14)
                                             
Females 58,180   (160.3) 100.0 6.2   (0.11) 25.0   (0.20) 17.3   (0.17) 12.7   (0.15) 24.7   (0.20) 14.1   (0.16)
Management, professional, and related 26,129   (150.4) 100.0 1.0   (0.07) 10.7   (0.21) 11.3   (0.22) 12.9   (0.23) 36.5   (0.33) 27.6   (0.30)
Management, business, and financial operations 9,461   (101.4) 100.0 1.6   (0.14) 15.9   (0.41) 15.3   (0.41) 10.7   (0.35) 38.2   (0.55) 18.4   (0.44)
Professional and related 16,668   (128.5) 100.0 0.7   (0.07) 7.7   (0.23) 9.1   (0.24) 14.2   (0.30) 35.5   (0.41) 32.8   (0.40)
Education, training, and library 5,774   (81.0) 100.0 0.6   (0.11) 7.7   (0.39) 8.0   (0.39) 6.3   (0.35) 35.4   (0.69) 42.0   (0.72)
Service occupations 11,189   (109.1) 100.0 16.1   (0.38) 38.6   (0.51) 19.6   (0.41) 12.6   (0.35) 10.8   (0.32) 2.2   (0.15)
Sales and office occupations 17,063   (129.7) 100.0 4.6   (0.18) 33.4   (0.40) 25.2   (0.37) 13.7   (0.29) 19.3   (0.33) 3.9   (0.16)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 474   (23.9) 100.0 22.6   (2.11) 31.2   (2.34) 18.8   (1.97) 10.5   (1.55) 14.1   (1.76) 3.0   (0.86)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,324   (62.3) 100.0 19.8   (0.76) 47.5   (0.95) 16.2   (0.70) 6.7   (0.48) 7.8   (0.51) 2.0   (0.27)
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, unpublished 2012 annual average data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). (This table was prepared April 2013.)

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