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Standard Occupational Classification

Docket Number 08‐0520 : Response to Comments on 2010 SOC : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Docket No. 08-0520 requested a new detailed occupation for "Vascular Technologists" that would be broken out of 29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians. The SOCPC did not accept this recommendation, based on Classification Principle 2 which states that occupations are classified based on work performed and Classification Principle 9 on collectability. Vascular Technologists are estimated to be small in number, they overlap with other occupations, and they are not uniformly defined.

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Last Modified Date: March 12, 2009