May 15, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Education and training across occupation groups

Number of occupations assigned to education categories, by occupation group
Occupation group Typical education needed for entry
  Total   Less than high school High school diploma or equivalent Some college, no degree Post-secondary nondegree award Associate's degree Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctoral or professional degree

Total, all occupations

749 96 350 6 42 47 154 29 25

Management

33 8 1 2 20 2

Business and financial operations

30 1 8 1 20

Computer and mathematical

16 1 12 2 1

Architecture and engineering

35 1 12 22

Life, physical, and social science

43 8 19 9 7

Community and social service

17 2 9 6

Legal

9 2 1 1 2 3

Education, training, and library

24 2 1 1 15 4 1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media

41 18 1 2 1 19

Healthcare practitioners and technical

46 4 6 11 6 6 13

Healthcare support

15 1 8 4 2

Protective service

22 19 1 2

Food preparation and serving related

18 15 2 1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance

10 4 6

Personal care and service

33 6 18 1 6 1 1

Sales and related

22 6 13 3

Office and administrative support

55 1 50 2 2

Farming, fishing, and forestry

11 3 7 1

Construction and extraction

59 20 39

Installation, maintenance, and repair

51 1 31 15 4

Production

107 14 90 2 1

Transportation and material moving

52 24 22 1 1 1 3

These data are featured in the TED article, Education and training across occupation groups.

 
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