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Table 502.10. Occupation of employed persons 25 years old and over, by highest level of educational attainment and sex: 2016 and 2017
[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
2016                                            
All persons 132,444    (214.0)  100.0  7.5    (0.07)  25.5    (0.12)  16.4    (0.10)  11.1    (0.08)  24.5    (0.11)  15.0    (0.09) 
Management, professional, and related 55,924   (195.3) 100.0 1.3   (0.05) 9.8   (0.12) 11.1   (0.13) 10.1   (0.12) 36.8   (0.20) 30.9   (0.19)
Management, business, and financial operations 23,915   (140.3) 100.0 2.2   (0.09) 14.6   (0.22) 14.1   (0.22) 8.7   (0.18) 39.1   (0.30) 21.3   (0.26)
Professional and related 32,009   (158.8) 100.0 0.6   (0.04) 6.2   (0.13) 8.8   (0.15) 11.2   (0.17) 35.1   (0.26) 38.1   (0.26)
Education, training, and library 8,186   (85.5) 100.0 0.5   (0.08) 5.6   (0.24) 6.3   (0.26) 5.7   (0.25) 33.6   (0.50) 48.3   (0.53)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 619   (23.9) 100.0 1.0 ! (0.38) 12.0   (1.26) 16.8   (1.45) 14.5   (1.37) 35.9   (1.86) 19.9   (1.55)
Elementary and middle school teachers 3,027   (52.6) 100.0 0.4   (0.11) 2.3   (0.27) 2.2   (0.26) 2.1   (0.25) 42.0   (0.86) 51.0   (0.88)
Secondary school teachers 1,027   (30.8) 100.0   (†) 0.8 ! (0.26) 1.6   (0.37) 1.6   (0.37) 37.3   (1.45) 58.7   (1.48)
Special education teachers 335   (17.6) 100.0 #   (†) 1.8 ! (0.70) 3.3   (0.94) 2.1 ! (0.75) 34.0   (2.49) 58.8   (2.59)
Postsecondary teachers 1,299   (34.6) 100.0   (†) 0.9   (0.26) 1.8   (0.35) 2.7   (0.43) 13.2   (0.90) 81.4   (1.04)
Other education, training, and library workers 1,879   (41.6) 100.0 1.2   (0.24) 15.3   (0.80) 15.9   (0.81) 13.5   (0.76) 31.2   (1.03) 23.0   (0.94)
Service occupations 20,734   (131.8) 100.0 15.3   (0.24) 36.6   (0.32) 20.0   (0.27) 12.4   (0.22) 12.7   (0.22) 3.0   (0.11)
Sales and office occupations 27,805   (149.7) 100.0 4.2   (0.12) 30.1   (0.27) 22.8   (0.24) 12.6   (0.19) 24.8   (0.25) 5.5   (0.13)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,425   (104.2) 100.0 19.6   (0.34) 42.0   (0.43) 17.4   (0.33) 12.0   (0.28) 7.6   (0.23) 1.4   (0.10)
Production, transportation, and material moving 15,556   (115.7) 100.0 15.4   (0.28) 45.9   (0.38) 18.2   (0.30) 9.6   (0.23) 9.1   (0.22) 1.9   (0.10)
                                             
Males 70,872    (131.4)  100.0  9.0    (0.10)  27.8    (0.15)  16.0    (0.13)  9.8    (0.10)  23.5    (0.14)  14.0    (0.12) 
Management, professional, and related 27,299   (126.9) 100.0 1.6   (0.07) 10.5   (0.17) 11.2   (0.18) 7.9   (0.15) 37.5   (0.26) 31.2   (0.25)
Management, business, and financial operations 13,503   (97.2) 100.0 2.7   (0.13) 15.5   (0.28) 13.8   (0.28) 7.5   (0.20) 39.3   (0.38) 21.2   (0.32)
Professional and related 13,796   (98.1) 100.0 0.6   (0.06) 5.6   (0.18) 8.8   (0.23) 8.3   (0.21) 35.8   (0.37) 41.0   (0.38)
Education, training, and library 2,185   (41.5) 100.0 0.3 ! (0.10) 2.8   (0.32) 4.3   (0.41) 3.4   (0.35) 31.5   (0.89) 57.8   (0.95)
Service occupations 8,915   (81.0) 100.0 15.7   (0.35) 35.6   (0.46) 19.7   (0.40) 11.4   (0.30) 14.4   (0.33) 3.2   (0.17)
Sales and office occupations 10,703   (87.9) 100.0 4.2   (0.17) 27.6   (0.39) 20.7   (0.37) 10.9   (0.27) 29.7   (0.40) 6.8   (0.22)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 11,853   (91.9) 100.0 19.3   (0.33) 42.6   (0.41) 17.3   (0.33) 12.1   (0.27) 7.3   (0.22) 1.4   (0.10)
Production, transportation, and material moving 12,102   (92.7) 100.0 14.6   (0.29) 46.6   (0.41) 18.3   (0.33) 9.6   (0.24) 9.0   (0.23) 1.9   (0.11)
                                             
Females 61,572    (149.1)  100.0  5.7    (0.08)  22.9    (0.15)  16.8    (0.14)  12.7    (0.12)  25.7    (0.16)  16.2    (0.13) 
Management, professional, and related 28,625   (131.8) 100.0 0.9   (0.05) 9.1   (0.15) 10.9   (0.17) 12.2   (0.18) 36.1   (0.26) 30.7   (0.25)
Management, business, and financial operations 10,413   (87.9) 100.0 1.5   (0.11) 13.5   (0.30) 14.6   (0.31) 10.2   (0.27) 38.7   (0.43) 21.5   (0.36)
Professional and related 18,213   (111.6) 100.0 0.6   (0.05) 6.6   (0.17) 8.8   (0.19) 13.4   (0.23) 34.6   (0.32) 36.0   (0.32)
Education, training, and library 6,001   (68.2) 100.0 0.6   (0.09) 6.6   (0.29) 7.0   (0.30) 6.5   (0.29) 34.4   (0.56) 44.9   (0.58)
Service occupations 11,819   (93.0) 100.0 15.0   (0.30) 37.3   (0.40) 20.3   (0.33) 13.1   (0.28) 11.4   (0.27) 2.8   (0.14)
Sales and office occupations 17,102   (108.8) 100.0 4.1   (0.14) 31.7   (0.32) 24.1   (0.30) 13.7   (0.24) 21.7   (0.29) 4.6   (0.15)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 572   (21.6) 100.0 25.2   (1.64) 28.4   (1.71) 18.7   (1.48) 11.6   (1.21) 13.3   (1.29) 2.8   (0.62)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,453   (52.4) 100.0 18.5   (0.60) 43.4   (0.76) 17.5   (0.59) 9.4   (0.45) 9.5   (0.45) 1.7   (0.20)
                                             
2017                                            
All persons 134,132    (213.0)  100.0  7.2    (0.07)  25.5    (0.11)  16.0    (0.10)  11.1    (0.08)  25.1    (0.11)  15.2    (0.09) 
Management, professional, and related 57,190   (196.7) 100.0 1.3   (0.04) 10.1   (0.12) 10.6   (0.12) 10.0   (0.12) 37.4   (0.19) 30.7   (0.19)
Management, business, and financial operations 24,298   (141.3) 100.0 2.2   (0.09) 15.0   (0.22) 13.8   (0.21) 8.8   (0.18) 38.9   (0.30) 21.4   (0.25)
Professional and related 32,892   (160.6) 100.0 0.6   (0.04) 6.4   (0.13) 8.3   (0.15) 10.9   (0.17) 36.3   (0.26) 37.5   (0.26)
Education, training, and library 8,429   (86.7) 100.0 0.5   (0.08) 6.4   (0.26) 6.7   (0.26) 5.6   (0.24) 34.3   (0.50) 46.4   (0.52)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 611   (23.8) 100.0   (†) 13.1   (1.31) 17.2   (1.47) 13.4   (1.33) 37.6   (1.89) 18.0   (1.50)
Elementary and middle school teachers 3,111   (53.3) 100.0 0.3 ! (0.09) 2.7   (0.28) 2.1   (0.25) 2.3   (0.26) 43.4   (0.86) 49.1   (0.86)
Secondary school teachers 1,005   (30.5) 100.0   (†) 1.0 ! (0.30) 1.0 ! (0.30) 1.4   (0.36) 39.4   (1.49) 57.0   (1.50)
Special education teachers 402   (19.3) 100.0 #   (†) 5.5   (1.09) 4.2   (0.97) 4.0   (0.94) 36.3   (2.31) 50.0   (2.40)
Postsecondary teachers 1,299   (34.6) 100.0   (†) 1.4   (0.31) 1.2   (0.29) 2.1   (0.38) 14.4   (0.94) 80.8   (1.05)
Other education, training, and library workers 2,004   (42.9) 100.0 1.5   (0.26) 16.3   (0.79) 17.7   (0.82) 13.2   (0.73) 29.0   (0.98) 22.4   (0.90)
Service occupations 20,842   (132.1) 100.0 15.0   (0.24) 36.4   (0.32) 19.3   (0.26) 12.6   (0.22) 13.6   (0.23) 3.0   (0.11)
Sales and office occupations 27,781   (149.7) 100.0 3.9   (0.11) 30.0   (0.26) 22.4   (0.24) 12.6   (0.19) 25.1   (0.25) 5.9   (0.14)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,625   (105.0) 100.0 19.5   (0.34) 42.4   (0.42) 17.0   (0.32) 11.8   (0.28) 7.8   (0.23) 1.6   (0.11)
Production, transportation, and material moving 15,694   (116.1) 100.0 14.5   (0.27) 45.9   (0.38) 18.8   (0.30) 9.4   (0.22) 9.3   (0.22) 2.2   (0.11)
                                             
Males 71,638    (130.5)  100.0  8.6    (0.09)  27.9    (0.15)  15.9    (0.12)  9.7    (0.10)  23.9    (0.14)  14.0    (0.12) 
Management, professional, and related 27,915   (127.8) 100.0 1.6   (0.07) 11.0   (0.17) 10.8   (0.17) 8.0   (0.15) 37.9   (0.26) 30.6   (0.25)
Management, business, and financial operations 13,696   (97.8) 100.0 2.7   (0.12) 16.1   (0.28) 13.6   (0.26) 7.7   (0.20) 39.0   (0.37) 20.9   (0.31)
Professional and related 14,219   (99.3) 100.0 0.6   (0.06) 6.2   (0.18) 8.1   (0.21) 8.4   (0.21) 36.8   (0.36) 39.9   (0.37)
Education, training, and library 2,265   (42.3) 100.0 0.5   (0.14) 3.4   (0.34) 4.9   (0.41) 3.5   (0.35) 30.9   (0.87) 56.7   (0.94)
Service occupations 9,020   (81.4) 100.0 15.0   (0.34) 35.4   (0.45) 19.5   (0.37) 11.5   (0.30) 15.4   (0.34) 3.3   (0.17)
Sales and office occupations 10,646   (87.7) 100.0 3.9   (0.17) 27.6   (0.39) 21.1   (0.36) 10.5   (0.27) 29.7   (0.40) 7.2   (0.23)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 11,992   (92.4) 100.0 19.3   (0.32) 42.9   (0.41) 17.0   (0.31) 11.8   (0.26) 7.4   (0.21) 1.5   (0.10)
Production, transportation, and material moving 12,065   (92.6) 100.0 13.3   (0.28) 46.8   (0.41) 19.0   (0.32) 9.6   (0.24) 9.3   (0.24) 2.0   (0.12)
                                             
Females 62,494    (148.8)  100.0  5.7    (0.08)  22.7    (0.15)  16.1    (0.13)  12.6    (0.12)  26.4    (0.16)  16.5    (0.13) 
Management, professional, and related 29,275   (132.7) 100.0 0.9   (0.05) 9.1   (0.15) 10.5   (0.16) 11.9   (0.17) 36.9   (0.26) 30.7   (0.24)
Management, business, and financial operations 10,602   (88.6) 100.0 1.5   (0.11) 13.5   (0.30) 14.0   (0.30) 10.2   (0.27) 38.7   (0.43) 22.1   (0.36)
Professional and related 18,673   (112.7) 100.0 0.6   (0.05) 6.6   (0.16) 8.5   (0.18) 12.8   (0.22) 35.9   (0.32) 35.6   (0.32)
Education, training, and library 6,164   (69.1) 100.0 0.5   (0.08) 7.5   (0.30) 7.4   (0.30) 6.4   (0.28) 35.5   (0.55) 42.6   (0.57)
Service occupations 11,822   (93.0) 100.0 15.1   (0.30) 37.1   (0.40) 19.3   (0.33) 13.5   (0.28) 12.2   (0.27) 2.9   (0.14)
Sales and office occupations 17,134   (108.9) 100.0 3.9   (0.13) 31.5   (0.32) 23.2   (0.29) 14.0   (0.24) 22.3   (0.29) 5.1   (0.15)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 633   (22.7) 100.0 23.5   (1.53) 31.8   (1.68) 15.3   (1.30) 10.9   (1.12) 14.8   (1.28) 3.6   (0.67)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,629   (53.6) 100.0 18.4   (0.58) 42.7   (0.74) 18.4   (0.58) 9.0   (0.43) 9.0   (0.43) 2.5   (0.24)
†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. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, unpublished 2016 and 2017 annual average data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). (This table was prepared July 2018.)

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