2018 Occupation Codes

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This page presents the 2018 census occupational classification system recorded in the IPUMS variable OCC.

Occupation Category
MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS, SCIENCE, AND ARTS OCCUPATIONS
SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
SALES AND OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
NATURAL RESOURCES, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE OCCUPATIONS
PRODUCTION, TRANSPORTATION, AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
OCC Occupation
Not Applicable
000 N/A (not applicable)
Management, Business, Science, and Arts Occupations:
Management, Business, and Financial Occupations:
0010 Chief executives and legislators
0020 General and operations managers
0040 Advertising and promotions managers
0051 Marketing managers
0052 Sales managers
0060 Public relations and fundraising managers
0101 Administrative services managers
0102 Facilities managers
0110 Computer and information systems managers
0120 Financial managers
0135 Compensation and benefits managers
0136 Human resources managers
0137 Training and development managers
0140 Industrial production managers
0150 Purchasing managers
0160 Transportation, storage, and distribution managers
0205 Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
0220 Construction managers
0230 Education and childcare administrators
0300 Architectural and engineering managers
0310 Food service managers
0335 Entertainment and recreation managers
0340 Lodging managers
0350 Medical and health services managers
0360 Natural sciences managers
0410 Property, real estate, and community association managers
0420 Social and community service managers
0425 Emergency management directors
0440 Other managers
0500 Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes
0510 Buyers and purchasing agents, farm products
0520 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products
0530 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products
0540 Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators
0565 Compliance officers
0600 Cost estimators
0630 Human resources workers
0640 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists
0650 Training and development specialists
0700 Logisticians
0705 Project management specialists
0710 Management analysts
0725 Meeting, convention, and event planners
0726 Fundraisers
0735 Market research analysts and marketing specialists
0750 Business operations specialists, all other
0800 Accountants and auditors
0810 Property appraisers and assessors
0820 Budget analysts
0830 Credit analysts
0845 Financial and investment analysts
0850 Personal financial advisors
0860 Insurance underwriters
0900 Financial examiners
0910 Credit counselors and loan officers
0930 Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents
0940 Tax preparers
0960 Other financial specialists
Computer, Engineering, and Science Occupations:
1005 Computer and information research scientists
1006 Computer systems analysts
1007 Information security analysts
1010 Computer programmers
1021 Software developers
1022 Software quality assurance analysts and testers
1031 Web developers
1032 Web and digital interface designers
1050 Computer support specialists
1065 Database administrators and architects
1105 Network and computer systems administrators
1106 Computer network architects
1108 Computer occupations, all other
1200 Actuaries
1220 Operations research analysts
1240 Other mathematical science occupations
1305 Architects, except landscape and naval
1306 Landscape architects
1310 Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists
1320 Aerospace engineers
1340 Biomedical and agricultural engineers
1350 Chemical engineers
1360 Civil engineers
1400 Computer hardware engineers
1410 Electrical and electronics engineers
1420 Environmental engineers
1430 Industrial engineers, including health and safety
1440 Marine engineers and naval architects
1450 Materials engineers
1460 Mechanical engineers
1520 Petroleum, mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers
1530 Other engineers
1541 Architectural and civil drafters
1545 Other drafters
1551 Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
1555 Other engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters
1560 Surveying and mapping technicians
1600 Agricultural and food scientists
1610 Biological scientists
1640 Conservation scientists and foresters
1650 Other life scientists
1700 Astronomers and physicists
1710 Atmospheric and space scientists
1720 Chemists and materials scientists
1745 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health
1750 Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers
1760 Physical scientists, all other
1800 Economists
1821 Clinical and counseling psychologists
1822 School psychologists
1825 Other psychologists
1840 Urban and regional planners
1860 Other social scientists
1900 Agricultural and food science technicians
1910 Biological technicians
1920 Chemical technicians
1935 Environmental science and geoscience technicians, and nuclear technicians
1970 Other life, physical, and social science technicians
1980 Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians
Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, and Media Occupations:
2001 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
2002 Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors
2003 Marriage and family therapists
2004 Mental health counselors
2005 Rehabilitation counselors
2006 Counselors, all other
2011 Child, family, and school social workers
2012 Healthcare social workers
2013 Mental health and substance abuse social workers
2014 Social workers, all other
2015 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
2016 Social and human service assistants
2025 Other community and social service specialists
2040 Clergy
2050 Directors, religious activities and education
2060 Religious workers, all other
2100 Lawyers, and judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers
2105 Judicial law clerks
2145 Paralegals and legal assistants
2170 Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers
2180 Legal support workers, all other
2205 Postsecondary teachers
2300 Preschool and kindergarten teachers
2310 Elementary and middle school teachers
2320 Secondary school teachers
2330 Special education teachers
2350 Tutors
2360 Other teachers and instructors
2400 Archivists, curators, and museum technicians
2435 Librarians and media collections specialists
2440 Library technicians
2545 Teaching assistants
2555 Other educational instruction and library workers
2600 Artists and related workers
2631 Commercial and industrial designers
2632 Fashion designers
2633 Floral designers
2634 Graphic designers
2635 Interior designers
2636 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers
2640 Other designers
2700 Actors
2710 Producers and directors
2721 Athletes and sports competitors
2722 Coaches and scouts
2723 Umpires, referees, and other sports officials
2740 Dancers and choreographers
2751 Music directors and composers
2752 Musicians and singers
2755 Disc jockeys, except radio
2770 Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other
2805 Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys
2810 News analysts, reporters, and journalists
2825 Public relations specialists
2830 Editors
2840 Technical writers
2850 Writers and authors
2861 Interpreters and translators
2862 Court reporters and simultaneous captioners
2865 Media and communication workers, all other
2905 Other media and communication equipment workers
2910 Photographers
2920 Television, video, and film camera operators and editors
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:
3000 Chiropractors
3010 Dentists
3030 Dietitians and nutritionists
3040 Optometrists
3050 Pharmacists
3090 Physicians
3100 Surgeons
3110 Physician assistants
3120 Podiatrists
3140 Audiologists
3150 Occupational therapists
3160 Physical therapists
3200 Radiation therapists
3210 Recreational therapists
3220 Respiratory therapists
3230 Speech-language pathologists
3245 Other therapists
3250 Veterinarians
3255 Registered nurses
3256 Nurse anesthetists
3258 Nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives
3261 Acupuncturists
3270 Healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners, all other
3300 Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians
3310 Dental hygienists
3321 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
3322 Diagnostic medical sonographers
3323 Radiologic technologists and technicians
3324 Magnetic resonance imaging technologists
3330 Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists
3401 Emergency medical technicians
3402 Paramedics
3421 Pharmacy technicians
3422 Psychiatric technicians
3423 Surgical technologists
3424 Veterinary technologists and technicians
3430 Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians
3500 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
3515 Medical records specialists
3520 Opticians, dispensing
3545 Miscellaneous health technologists and technicians
3550 Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
Service Occupations:
3601 Home health aides
3602 Personal care aides
3603 Nursing assistants
3605 Orderlies and psychiatric aides
3610 Occupational therapy assistants and aides
3620 Physical therapist assistants and aides
3630 Massage therapists
3640 Dental assistants
3645 Medical assistants
3646 Medical transcriptionists
3647 Pharmacy aides
3648 Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers
3649 Phlebotomists
3655 Other healthcare support workers
3700 First-line supervisors of correctional officers
3710 First-line supervisors of police and detectives
3720 First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers
3725 Miscellaneous first-line supervisors, protective service workers
3740 Firefighters
3750 Fire inspectors
3801 Bailiffs
3802 Correctional officers and jailers
3820 Detectives and criminal investigators
3840 Fish and game wardens and parking enforcement officers
3870 Police officers
3900 Animal control workers
3910 Private detectives and investigators
3930 Security guards and gaming surveillance officers
3940 Crossing guards and flaggers
3945 Transportation security screeners
3946 School bus monitors
3960 Other protective service workers
4000 Chefs and head cooks
4010 First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
4020 Cooks
4030 Food preparation workers
4040 Bartenders
4055 Fast food and counter workers
4110 Waiters and waitresses
4120 Food servers, nonrestaurant
4130 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers
4140 Dishwashers
4150 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop
4160 Food preparation and serving related workers, all other
4200 First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers
4210 First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers
4220 Janitors and building cleaners
4230 Maids and housekeeping cleaners
4240 Pest control workers
4251 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
4252 Tree trimmers and pruners
4255 Other grounds maintenance workers
4330 Supervisors of personal care and service workers
4340 Animal trainers
4350 Animal caretakers
4400 Gambling services workers
4420 Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers
4435 Other entertainment attendants and related workers
4461 Embalmers, crematory operators, and funeral attendants
4465 Morticians, undertakers, and funeral arrangers
4500 Barbers
4510 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
4521 Manicurists and pedicurists
4522 Skincare specialists
4525 Other personal appearance workers
4530 Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges
4540 Tour and travel guides
4600 Childcare workers
4621 Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors
4622 Recreation workers
4640 Residential advisors
4655 Personal care and service workers, all other
Sales and Office Occupations:
Sales and Related Occupations:
4700 First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
4710 First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers
4720 Cashiers
4740 Counter and rental clerks
4750 Parts salespersons
4760 Retail salespersons
4800 Advertising sales agents
4810 Insurance sales agents
4820 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents
4830 Travel agents
4840 Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel
4850 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing
4900 Models, demonstrators, and product promoters
4920 Real estate brokers and sales agents
4930 Sales engineers
4940 Telemarketers
4950 Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers
4965 Sales and related workers, all other
Office and Administrative Support Occupations:
5000 First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
5010 Switchboard operators, including answering service
5020 Telephone operators
5040 Communications equipment operators, all other
5100 Bill and account collectors
5110 Billing and posting clerks
5120 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
5140 Payroll and timekeeping clerks
5150 Procurement clerks
5160 Tellers
5165 Other financial clerks
5220 Court, municipal, and license clerks
5230 Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks
5240 Customer service representatives
5250 Eligibility interviewers, government programs
5260 File clerks
5300 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks
5310 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan
5320 Library assistants, clerical
5330 Loan interviewers and clerks
5340 New accounts clerks
5350 Correspondence clerks and order clerks
5360 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping
5400 Receptionists and information clerks
5410 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks
5420 Other information and records clerks
5500 Cargo and freight agents
5510 Couriers and messengers
5521 Public safety telecommunicators
5522 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance
5530 Meter readers, utilities
5540 Postal service clerks
5550 Postal service mail carriers
5560 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators
5600 Production, planning, and expediting clerks
5610 Shipping, receiving, and inventory clerks
5630 Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping
5710 Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants
5720 Legal secretaries and administrative assistants
5730 Medical secretaries and administrative assistants
5740 Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
5810 Data entry keyers
5820 Word processors and typists
5840 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks
5850 Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service
5860 Office clerks, general
5900 Office machine operators, except computer
5910 Proofreaders and copy markers
5920 Statistical assistants
5940 Other office and administrative support workers
Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance Occupations:
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations:
6005 First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers
6010 Agricultural inspectors
6040 Graders and sorters, agricultural products
6050 Other agricultural workers
6115 Fishing and hunting workers
6120 Forest and conservation workers
6130 Logging workers
Construction and Extraction Occupations:
6200 First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
6210 Boilermakers
6220 Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and reinforcing iron and rebar workers
6230 Carpenters
6240 Carpet, floor, and tile installers and finishers
6250 Cement masons, concrete finishers, and terrazzo workers
6260 Construction laborers
6305 Construction equipment operators
6330 Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, and tapers
6355 Electricians
6360 Glaziers
6400 Insulation workers
6410 Painters and paperhangers
6441 Pipelayers
6442 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
6460 Plasterers and stucco masons
6515 Roofers
6520 Sheet metal workers
6530 Structural iron and steel workers
6540 Solar photovoltaic installers
6600 Helpers, construction trades
6660 Construction and building inspectors
6700 Elevator installers and repairers
6710 Fence erectors
6720 Hazardous materials removal workers
6730 Highway maintenance workers
6740 Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators
6765 Other construction and related workers
6800 Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, and roustabouts, oil, gas, and mining
6825 Surface mining machine operators and earth drillers
6835 Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters
6850 Underground mining machine operators
6950 Other extraction workers
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations:
7000 First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers
7010 Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers
7020 Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers
7030 Avionics technicians
7040 Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers
7100 Other electrical and electronic equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers
7120 Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers
7130 Security and fire alarm systems installers
7140 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians
7150 Automotive body and related repairers
7160 Automotive glass installers and repairers
7200 Automotive service technicians and mechanics
7210 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
7220 Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics
7240 Small engine mechanics
7260 Miscellaneous vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers
7300 Control and valve installers and repairers
7315 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers
7320 Home appliance repairers
7330 Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
7340 Maintenance and repair workers, general
7350 Maintenance workers, machinery
7360 Millwrights
7410 Electrical power-line installers and repairers
7420 Telecommunications line installers and repairers
7430 Precision instrument and equipment repairers
7510 Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers
7540 Locksmiths and safe repairers
7560 Riggers
7610 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers
7640 Other installation, maintenance, and repair workers
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations:
Production Occupations:
7700 First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
7720 Electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers
7730 Engine and other machine assemblers
7740 Structural metal fabricators and fitters
7750 Other assemblers and fabricators
7800 Bakers
7810 Butchers and other meat, poultry, and fish processing workers
7830 Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders
7840 Food batchmakers
7850 Food cooking machine operators and tenders
7855 Food processing workers, all other
7905 Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers
7925 Forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
7950 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
8000 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
8025 Other machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic
8030 Machinists
8040 Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, and casters
8100 Model makers, patternmakers, and molding machine setters, metal and plastic
8130 Tool and die makers
8140 Welding, soldering, and brazing workers
8225 Other metal workers and plastic workers
8250 Prepress technicians and workers
8255 Printing press operators
8256 Print binding and finishing workers
8300 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers
8310 Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials
8320 Sewing machine operators
8335 Shoe and leather workers
8350 Tailors, dressmakers, and sewers
8365 Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders
8450 Upholsterers
8465 Other textile, apparel, and furnishings workers
8500 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters
8510 Furniture finishers
8530 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood
8540 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing
8555 Other woodworkers
8600 Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers
8610 Stationary engineers and boiler operators
8620 Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators
8630 Miscellaneous plant and system operators
8640 Chemical processing machine setters, operators, and tenders
8650 Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, and blending workers
8710 Cutting workers
8720 Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders
8730 Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders
8740 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers
8750 Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers
8760 Dental and ophthalmic laboratory technicians and medical appliance technicians
8800 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
8810 Painting workers
8830 Photographic process workers and processing machine operators
8850 Adhesive bonding machine operators and tenders
8910 Etchers and engravers
8920 Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic
8930 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders
8940 Tire builders
8950 Helpers--production workers
8990 Miscellaneous production workers, including equipment operators and tenders
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations:
9005 Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers
9030 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
9040 Air traffic controllers and airfield operations specialists
9050 Flight attendants
9110 Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians
9121 Bus drivers, school
9122 Bus drivers, transit and intercity
9130 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
9141 Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs
9142 Taxi drivers
9150 Motor vehicle operators, all other
9210 Locomotive engineers and operators
9240 Railroad conductors and yardmasters
9265 Other rail transportation workers
9300 Sailors and marine oilers, and ship engineers
9310 Ship and boat captains and operators
9350 Parking attendants
9365 Transportation service attendants
9410 Transportation inspectors
9415 Passenger attendants
9430 Other transportation workers
9510 Crane and tower operators
9570 Conveyor, dredge, and hoist and winch operators
9600 Industrial truck and tractor operators
9610 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment
9620 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
9630 Machine feeders and offbearers
9640 Packers and packagers, hand
9645 Stockers and order fillers
9650 Pumping station operators
9720 Refuse and recyclable material collectors
9760 Other material moving workers
9800 Military officer special and tactical operations leaders
9810 First-line enlisted military supervisors
9825 Military enlisted tactical operations and air/weapons specialists and crew members
9830 Military, rank not specified
9920 Unemployed, with no work experience in the last 5 years or earlier or never worked

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