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Standard Occupational Classifications

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is a federal statistical standard used by federal agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into detailed occupations according to their occupational definition. To facilitate classification, detailed occupations are combined into broad occupations, minor groups, and major groups. Detailed occupations in the SOC with similar job duties, and in some cases skills, education, and/or training, are grouped together.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Minor Group Nameminor_group_nameminor_group_nameTextName of minor group.
Minor Groupminor_groupminor_groupTextMinor group code that generally end with 000 (e.g., 29-1000 Health Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners)—the exceptions are minor groups 15-1200 Computer Occupations, and 51-5100 Printing Workers, which end with 00.
Major Group Namemajor_group_namemajor_group_nameTextName of major group.
SOCsocsocTextCode for detailed occupations that end with a number other than 0 (e.g., 29-1022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons).
Major Groupmajor_groupmajor_groupTextMajor group code that end with 0000 (e.g., 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations).
Detailed Occupation Namedetailed_occupation_namedetailed_occupation_nameTextName of detailed occupation.
Broad Occupation Namebroad_occupation_namebroad_occupation_nameTextName of broad occupation
Broad Occupationbroad_occupationbroad_occupationTextBroad occupation code that end with 0 (e.g., 29-1020 Dentists).
Reference Yearreference_yearreference_yearNumberMost current reference year the detailed occupation is listed.
DefinitiondefinitiondefinitionTextDefinition for the detailed occupation.
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