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Table A66. Among adults ages 25 to 64 with a license, percentage distribution across licensure fields, by highest level of education: 2016

Licensure field Total, all adults with a
    High school or less     Some college, no
bachelor’s degree
(including certificate
    Bachelor's or higher
Total, all licensure fields 100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0
Science, engineering, and mathematics 2.2     1.4 !   0.9     3.1
Business 5.3     3.2 !   3.3     7.0
Finance, insurance, and real estate 10.6     6.8     12.3     10.6
Healthcare 33.6     24.5     38.7     33.1
Personal care and services 7.8     16.2     12.2     3.0
Public and social services 16.7     13.0     16.4     17.9
Teaching and instruction 18.2     3.6 !   3.0     30.9
Trades 13.9     38.9     20.9     3.1
Other fields 1.3     0.6 !   1.4     1.4
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
NOTE: Adults are ages 25 to 64 and not enrolled in high school. The total number of adults who have a license is approximately 31,990,000. Certifications and licenses were defined in the survey as follows: "A professional certification or license shows you are qualified to perform a specific job and includes things like licensed realtor, certified medical assistant, certified teacher, or an IT certification." If a respondent indicated that a license or certification was required by a government agency, it was counted as a license; otherwise it was counted as a certification. Information was collected on respondents' three most important licenses and certifications. Detail may not sum to totals because adults can have more than one license.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES) of the National Household Education Surveys Program, 2016.
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