SOC Standard Occupational Classification System.

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System is a United States government system of classifying occupations. It is used by U.S. federal government agencies collecting occupational data, enabling comparison of occupations across data sets. It is designed to cover all occupations in which work is performed for pay or profit, reflecting the current occupational structure in the United States. The 2018 SOC includes 840 occupational types. Users of occupational data include government program managers, industrial and labor relations practitioners, students considering career training, job seekers, vocational training schools, and employers wishing to set salary scales or locate a new plant. The SOC codes have a hierarchical format, so for example the code "15-0000" refers to occupations in the "Computer and Mathematical Occupations" category, and "15-1130" is a subset for "Software Developers and Programmers". The SOC does not categorize industries or employers. There are parallel category systems for industries used with SOC data, most commonly NAICS.

515 soc entries

Code Group Title Job count Employers count
13-2011 Detailed Accountants and Auditors 86 61
13-2099 Detailed Financial Specialists, All Other 38 21
25-1071 Detailed Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 12 11
17-3011 Detailed Architectural and Civil Drafters 12 8
13-1041 Detailed Compliance Officers 11 11
29-2011 Detailed Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 11 5
11-9041 Detailed Architectural and Engineering Managers 9 9
23-1011 Detailed Lawyers 9 9
15-2011 Detailed Actuaries 8 6
17-1011 Detailed Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 8 7
19-3011 Detailed Economists 8 8
27-1021 Detailed Commercial and Industrial Designers 5 4
11-1011 Detailed Chief Executives 5 5
27-1014 Detailed Special Effects Artists and Animators 5 4
25-1011 Detailed Business Teachers, Postsecondary 5 5
17-2111 Detailed Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 4 4
19-2042 Detailed Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 4 4
11-9199 Detailed Managers, All Other 4 4
17-2081 Detailed Environmental Engineers 3 2
27-1011 Detailed Art Directors 3 3