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Standard Occupational Classification

Docket Number 08‐0168 : Response to Comments on 2010 SOC : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Docket No. 08-0168 requested that the title for the occupation 29-2021 Dental Hygienists be changed to "Registered Dental Hygienists." The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation, based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed. It is not a convention of the SOC to use the term "registered" unless it is necessary to distinguish the occupation from another.

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Last Modified Date: March 12, 2009