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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, 2019 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

157,538 100.0 24.2 2.2 21.9 75.8

Management, professional, and related occupations

64,218 100.0 35.5 3.1 32.4 64.5

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

26,981 100.0 22.1 3.2 18.9 77.9

Management occupations

18,985 100.0 21.6 3.0 18.6 78.4

Business and financial operations occupations

7,996 100.0 23.3 3.8 19.5 76.7

Professional and related occupations

37,237 100.0 45.3 3.1 42.2 54.7

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,352 100.0 12.5 5.6 6.9 87.5

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,305 100.0 23.1 2.9 20.2 76.9

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,485 100.0 26.8 3.0 23.8 73.2

Community and social services occupations

2,717 100.0 37.9 3.2 34.7 62.1

Legal occupations

1,955 100.0 65.8 3.1 62.7 34.2

Education, training, and library occupations

9,455 100.0 52.7 1.7 51.0 47.3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,285 100.0 10.7 2.3 8.4 89.3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9,684 100.0 76.3 3.4 72.9 23.7

Service occupations

26,978 100.0 21.2 1.7 19.5 78.8

Healthcare support occupations

3,758 100.0 47.9 3.1 44.8 52.1

Protective service occupations

3,128 100.0 36.0 1.6 34.4 64.0

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8,378 100.0 7.5 0.8 6.8 92.5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,746 100.0 7.5 0.9 6.6 92.5

Personal care and service occupations

5,968 100.0 29.0 2.9 26.1 71.0

Sales and office occupations

33,370 100.0 12.2 1.2 10.9 87.8

Sales and related occupations

15,582 100.0 15.3 1.4 13.9 84.7

Office and administrative support occupations

17,789 100.0 9.4 1.1 8.3 90.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

14,343 100.0 18.7 2.6 16.0 81.3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,156 100.0 8.8 0.6 8.2 91.2

Construction and extraction occupations

8,325 100.0 17.9 1.8 16.1 82.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,862 100.0 22.4 4.5 17.9 77.6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18,628 100.0 15.0 1.5 13.6 85.0

Production occupations

8,565 100.0 9.7 1.9 7.8 90.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,063 100.0 19.6 1.1 18.4 80.4

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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020