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  • Careers with options: Occupations with jobs in many industries by Elka Torpey and Audrey Watson, Spring 2014 (PDF)
  • Using OES occupation profiles in a job search by Chris Cunningham, Spring 2013 (PDF)
  • Mapping out a career: An analysis of geographic concentration of occupations by Audrey Watson, Fall 2010 (PDF)
  • Career beginnings for business majors by Dina Itkin, Winter 2008-09 (PDF)


Location Quotient




The STEM definition used in most of these publications is only one of many possible definitions of STEM. For the purpose of these publications, STEM is defined to consist of 100 occupations, including computer and mathematical, architecture and engineering, and life and physical science occupations, as well as managerial and postsecondary teaching occupations related to these functional areas and sales occupations requiring scientific or technical knowledge at the postsecondary level.

A list of occupations included in this STEM definition is available at Guidance on alternative definitions can be found under “2010 SOC Crosswalks” at



Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021