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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
53. Certification and licensing status of the employed by occupation, 2016 annual averages

[Numbers in thousands]
Occupation Total
employed
Percent distribution
Total
employed
With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification
or license
Total With a
certification,
but no
license
With a
license(2)

Total, 16 years and over

151,436 100.0 25.0 2.7 22.3 75.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

59,438 100.0 37.0 3.7 33.2 63.0

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

24,941 100.0 22.9 3.4 19.5 77.1

Management occupations

17,418 100.0 22.5 3.2 19.3 77.5

Business and financial operations occupations

7,523 100.0 24.0 4.0 20.0 76.0

Professional and related occupations

34,498 100.0 47.1 3.9 43.2 52.9

Computer and mathematical occupations

4,601 100.0 14.2 7.4 6.8 85.8

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,106 100.0 26.4 4.0 22.4 73.6

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,367 100.0 25.4 3.1 22.3 74.6

Community and social services occupations

2,612 100.0 38.5 5.0 33.5 61.5

Legal occupations

1,808 100.0 66.8 3.4 63.4 33.2

Education, training, and library occupations

8,948 100.0 55.5 1.9 53.6 44.5

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,097 100.0 11.6 3.1 8.5 88.4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

8,960 100.0 77.0 4.4 72.6 23.0

Service occupations

26,811 100.0 21.9 1.9 20.0 78.1

Healthcare support occupations

3,554 100.0 50.9 3.6 47.2 49.1

Protective service occupations

3,117 100.0 37.6 1.6 36.1 62.4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8,542 100.0 7.7 1.0 6.7 92.3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,804 100.0 7.6 1.1 6.5 92.4

Personal care and service occupations

5,795 100.0 31.1 3.1 27.9 68.9

Sales and office occupations

33,539 100.0 12.6 1.6 11.0 87.4

Sales and related occupations

15,848 100.0 16.1 1.8 14.3 83.9

Office and administrative support occupations

17,691 100.0 9.6 1.4 8.2 90.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13,904 100.0 20.2 3.2 17.1 79.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,096 100.0 9.1 0.8 8.3 90.9

Construction and extraction occupations

7,929 100.0 19.7 2.2 17.5 80.3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,879 100.0 23.6 5.3 18.3 76.4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

17,743 100.0 16.5 1.8 14.7 83.5

Production occupations

8,459 100.0 10.2 2.2 8.0 89.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

9,284 100.0 22.2 1.5 20.7 77.8

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

(Certification and licensing status tables 1-7 renumbered as annual average tables 49-55 in February 2018.)

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018