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Occupational Title O*NET-
SOC Code
Actors 27-2011.00
Acupuncturists 29-1199.01
Acute Care Nurses 29-1141.01
Adapted Physical Education Specialists 25-2059.01
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators and Hearing Officers 23-1021.00
Administrative Services Managers 11-3011.00
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 25-3011.00
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses 29-1141.02
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers and Athletes 13-1011.00
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041.00
Allergists and Immunologists 29-1069.01
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, except Emergency Medical Technicians 53-3011.00
Anesthesiologist Assistants 29-1071.01
Anesthesiologists 29-1061.00
Animal Control Workers 33-9011.00
Animal Trainers 39-2011.00
Anthropologists 19-3091.01
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1061.00
Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators 23-1022.00
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1031.00
Archivists 25-4011.00
Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1062.00
Art Therapists 29-1125.01
Art, Drama and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1121.00
Athletes and Sports Competitors 27-2021.00
Athletic Trainers 29-9091.00
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 19-2021.00
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1051.00
Audiologists 29-1181.00
Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists 25-9011.00
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 53-6031.00
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 39-6011.00
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1042.00
Broadcast News Analysts 27-3021.00
Brokerage Clerks 43-4011.00
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 53-3022.00
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 53-3021.00
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1011.00
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 29-2031.00
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 25-2023.00
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 25-2032.00
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1052.00
Chief Executives 11-1011.00
Child, Family and School Social Workers 21-1021.00
Childcare Workers 39-9011.00
Chiropractors 29-1011.00
Choreographers 27-2032.00
Clergy 21-2011.00
Clinical Nurse Specialists 29-1141.04
Clinical Psychologists 19-3031.02
Coaches and Scouts 27-2022.00
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1122.00
Community Health Workers 21-1094.00
Compensation and Benefits Managers 11-3111.00
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1021.00
Concierges 39-6012.00
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 35-2012.00
Counseling Psychologists 19-3031.03
Counter and Rental Clerks 41-2021.00
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and Coffee Shop 35-3022.00
Court Reporters 23-2091.00
Credit Checkers 43-4041.02
Credit Counselors 13-2071.00
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1111.00
Critical Care Nurses 29-1141.03
Crossing Guards 33-9091.00
Customer Service Representatives 43-4051.00
Customs Brokers 13-1199.03
Dancers 27-2031.00
Dental Assistants 31-9091.00
Dental Hygienists 29-2021.00
Dentists, General 29-1021.00
Dermatologists 29-1069.02
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 29-2032.00
Dietetic Technicians 29-2051.00
Dietitians and Nutritionists 29-1031.00
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 35-9011.00
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television and Radio 27-2012.02
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021.00
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1063.00
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 11-9032.00
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 11-9033.00
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 11-9031.00
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1081.00
Educational, Guidance, School and Vocational Counselors 21-1012.00
Elementary School Teachers, except Special Education 25-2021.00
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 43-4061.00
Emergency Management Directors 11-9161.00
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29-2041.00
Energy Brokers 41-3099.01
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1032.00
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1123.00
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1053.00
Epidemiologists 19-1041.00
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers 13-1041.03
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 43-6011.00
Exercise Physiologists 29-1128.00
Family and General Practitioners 29-1062.00
Farm and Home Management Advisors 25-9021.00
Farm Labor Contractors 13-1074.00
Financial Managers, Branch or Department 11-3031.02
Fire Inspectors 33-2021.01
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 41-1012.00
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 39-1021.00
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 33-1012.00
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41-1011.00
Fish and Game Wardens 33-3031.00
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators 11-9039.02
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 39-9031.00
Flight Attendants 53-2031.00
Food Preparation Workers 35-2021.00
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 35-3041.00
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1124.00
Forest Firefighters 33-2011.02
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1043.00
Funeral Attendants 39-4021.00
Funeral Service Managers 11-9061.00
Gaming Supervisors 39-1011.00
General and Operations Managers Hot Career 11-1021.00
Genetic Counselors 29-9092.00
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1064.00
Graduate Teaching Assistants 25-1191.00
Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists 39-5012.00
Health Educators 21-1091.00
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1071.00
Healthcare Social Workers 21-1022.00
Hearing Aid Specialists 29-2092.00
History Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1125.00
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1192.00
Home Health Aides 31-1011.00
Hospitalists 29-1069.03
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge and Coffee Shop 35-9031.00
Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks 43-4081.00
Human Resources Assistants, except Payroll and Timekeeping 43-4161.00
Human Resources Managers 11-3121.00
Human Resources Specialists 13-1071.00
Informatics Nurse Specialists 15-1121.01
Instructional Coordinators 25-9031.00
Instructional Designers and Technologists 25-9031.01
Insurance Claims Clerks 43-9041.01
Insurance Sales Agents 41-3021.00
Internists, General 29-1063.00
Interpreters and Translators 27-3091.00
Interviewers, except Eligibility and Loan 43-4111.00
Investment Fund Managers 11-9199.03
Judges, Magistrate Judges and Magistrates 23-1023.00
Kindergarten Teachers, except Special Education 25-2012.00
Labor Relations Specialists 13-1075.00
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1112.00
Legislators 11-1031.00
Librarians 25-4021.00
Library Assistants, Clerical 43-4121.00
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1082.00
Library Technicians 25-4031.00
License Clerks 43-4031.03
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 29-2061.00
Licensing Examiners and Inspectors 13-1041.02
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 33-9092.00
Loan Counselors 13-2071.01
Loan Interviewers and Clerks 43-4131.00
Loan Officers 13-2072.00
Locker Room, Coatroom and Dressing Room Attendants 39-3093.00
Lodging Managers 11-9081.00
Logisticians 13-1081.00
Low Vision Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists and Vision Rehabilitation Therapists 29-1122.01
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists 29-2035.00
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 37-2012.00
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance 39-5091.00
Manicurists and Pedicurists 39-5092.00
Marriage and Family Therapists 21-1013.00
Massage Therapists 31-9011.00
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1022.00
Medical and Health Services Managers 11-9111.00
Medical Appliance Technicians 51-9082.00
Medical Assistants 31-9092.00
Medical Secretaries 43-6013.00
Meeting, Convention and Event Planners 13-1121.00
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 21-1023.00
Mental Health Counselors 21-1014.00
Meter Readers, Utilities 43-5041.00
Middle School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2022.00
Midwives 29-9099.01
Morticians, Undertakers and Funeral Directors 39-4031.00
Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 33-1021.01
Municipal Firefighters 33-2011.01
Music Directors 27-2041.01
Music Therapists 29-1125.02
Nannies 39-9011.01
Naturopathic Physicians 29-1199.04
Neurologists 29-1069.04
Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists 19-3039.01
New Accounts Clerks 43-4141.00
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 39-2021.00
Nuclear Medicine Physicians 29-1069.05
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 29-2033.00
Nurse Anesthetists 29-1151.00
Nurse Midwives 29-1161.00
Nurse Practitioners 29-1171.00
Nursing Assistants 31-1014.00
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1072.00
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 29-1064.00
Occupational Therapists 29-1122.00
Occupational Therapy Aides 31-2012.00
Occupational Therapy Assistants 31-2011.00
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 29-2057.00
Ophthalmologists 29-1069.06
Optometrists 29-1041.00
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 29-1022.00
Order Clerks 43-4151.00
Orderlies 31-1015.00
Orthodontists 29-1023.00
Orthoptists 29-1199.05
Orthotists and Prosthetists 29-2091.00
Park Naturalists 19-1031.03
Patient Representatives 43-4051.03
Pediatricians, General 29-1065.00
Personal Care Aides 39-9021.00
Personal Financial Advisors 13-2052.00
Pharmacists 29-1051.00
Pharmacy Aides 31-9095.00
Pharmacy Technicians 29-2052.00
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1126.00
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians 29-1069.08
Physical Therapist Aides 31-2022.00
Physical Therapist Assistants 31-2021.00
Physical Therapists 29-1123.00
Physician Assistants 29-1071.00
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1054.00
Podiatrists 29-1081.00
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1065.00
Political Scientists 19-3094.00
Postal Service Clerks 43-5051.00
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 11-9131.00
Preschool Teachers, except Special Education 25-2011.00
Preventive Medicine Physicians 29-1069.09
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 21-1092.00
Proofreaders and Copy Markers 43-9081.00
Property, Real Estate and Community Association Managers 11-9141.00
Prosthodontists 29-1024.00
Psychiatric Aides 31-1013.00
Psychiatric Technicians 29-2053.00
Psychiatrists 29-1066.00
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1066.00
Public Address System and Other Announcers 27-3012.00
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 11-2031.00
Public Relations Specialists 27-3031.00
Radiation Therapists 29-1124.00
Radio and Television Announcers 27-3011.00
Radiologic Technicians 29-2099.06
Radiologic Technologists 29-2034.00
Radiologists 29-1069.10
Receptionists and Information Clerks 43-4171.00
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1193.00
Recreation Workers 39-9032.00
Recreational Therapists 29-1125.00
Registered Nurses 29-1141.00
Regulatory Affairs Managers 11-9199.01
Rehabilitation Counselors 21-1015.00
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 43-4181.00
Residential Advisors 39-9041.00
Respiratory Therapists 29-1126.00
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 29-2054.00
Retail Salespersons 41-2031.00
Sales Agents, Financial Services 41-3031.02
Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities 41-3031.01
Sales Managers 11-2022.00
School Psychologists 19-3031.01
Secondary School Teachers, except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031.00
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, except Legal, Medical and Executive 43-6014.00
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25-3021.00
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs 33-3051.03
Singers 27-2042.01
Skincare Specialists 39-5094.00
Social and Community Service Managers 11-9151.00
Social and Human Service Assistants 21-1093.00
Social Science Research Assistants 19-4061.00
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1113.00
Sociologists 19-3041.00
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1067.00
Spa Managers 39-1021.01
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 25-2052.00
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 25-2053.00
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 25-2051.00
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 25-2054.00
Speech-Language Pathologists 29-1127.00
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants 31-9099.01
Sports Medicine Physicians 29-1069.11
Statement Clerks 43-3021.01
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 21-1011.00
Surgeons 29-1067.00
Surgical Assistants 29-2099.07
Surgical Technologists 29-2055.00
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 43-2011.00
Tax Examiners and Collectors and Revenue Agents 13-2081.00
Tax Preparers 13-2082.00
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 53-3041.00
Teacher Assistants 25-9041.00
Telephone Operators 43-2021.00
Tour Guides and Escorts 39-7011.00
Training and Development Managers 11-3131.00
Training and Development Specialists 13-1151.00
Transportation Attendants, except Flight Attendants 53-6061.00
Travel Agents 41-3041.00
Travel Guides 39-7012.00
Tutors 25-3099.02
Urologists 29-1069.12
Ushers, Lobby Attendants and Ticket Takers 39-3031.00
Veterinarians 29-1131.00
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 31-9096.00
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1194.00
Waiters and Waitresses 35-3031.00

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