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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, 2020 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

147,795 100.0 25.0 2.3 22.7 75.0

Management, professional, and related occupations

63,644 100.0 35.6 3.3 32.3 64.4

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

27,143 100.0 22.3 3.3 19.0 77.7

Management occupations

18,564 100.0 22.1 3.1 19.0 77.9

Business and financial operations occupations

8,578 100.0 22.7 3.8 18.9 77.3

Professional and related occupations

36,502 100.0 45.5 3.2 42.3 54.5

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,603 100.0 12.4 5.4 7.0 87.6

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,169 100.0 22.8 3.3 19.5 77.2

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,627 100.0 28.0 3.5 24.5 72.0

Community and social services occupations

2,717 100.0 38.1 4.1 34.0 61.9

Legal occupations

1,882 100.0 66.3 3.5 62.8 33.7

Education, training, and library occupations

8,902 100.0 53.7 1.8 52.0 46.3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3,042 100.0 12.8 3.0 9.8 87.2

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

9,559 100.0 76.3 3.1 73.2 23.7

Service occupations

22,853 100.0 22.5 1.5 21.0 77.5

Healthcare support occupations

4,790 100.0 40.1 2.6 37.5 59.9

Protective service occupations

3,024 100.0 38.1 1.5 36.6 61.9

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6,556 100.0 7.0 0.7 6.3 93.0

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5,084 100.0 8.2 0.8 7.3 91.8

Personal care and service occupations

3,399 100.0 35.1 2.3 32.8 64.9

Sales and office occupations

29,726 100.0 13.2 1.4 11.8 86.8

Sales and related occupations

14,168 100.0 16.5 1.6 14.9 83.5

Office and administrative support occupations

15,558 100.0 10.2 1.3 8.8 89.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

13,357 100.0 19.2 2.2 17.1 80.8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

1,045 100.0 8.6 0.6 8.0 91.4

Construction and extraction occupations

7,710 100.0 18.2 1.5 16.7 81.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,602 100.0 23.3 3.7 19.6 76.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

18,215 100.0 14.3 1.4 12.9 85.7

Production occupations

7,590 100.0 10.2 1.7 8.4 89.8

Transportation and material moving occupations

10,625 100.0 17.2 1.1 16.1 82.8

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. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2021