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Agricultural/Forestry and Related Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with planting, cultivating, gathering, grading and/or sorting agricultural products; or inspecting agricultural commodities and facilities. Also included are individuals who provide related services such as logging timber tracts; catching, hunting and trapping animal life; or caring for the nation's forests. People involved in agricultural, forestry or related pursuits may work with food crops, animals, trees, shrubs and/or plants; and, depending on their jobs, may work outdoors or indoors. Establishments in this industry include farms, ranches, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries, orchards and hatcheries. Production also takes place in the country's natural habitats and on government-owned lands and waterways, as in the case of logging and fishing.

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Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with the practical application of physical laws and principles of engineering or architecture for the development and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and services.

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Arts and Culture Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with the creation, interpretation, preservation and/or exhibition of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions. Included are individuals who are involved in dance, film and video, museum work, music, opera, theatre arts, design/applied arts and visual arts including crafts.

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Community/Social Services Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with planning, organizing, coordinating and/or supporting the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization.

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Construction/Mining Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with building, inspecting and maintaining structures and related properties; or extracting gas, oil, coal and minerals including metallic minerals such as copper, gold, iron, lead, silver and zinc; nonmetallic minerals such as stone, sand, gravel and clay; and other minerals such as lime and soda ash that are used as chemicals and fertilizers.

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Health Care Occupations

Individuals whose occupations involve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of human and animal ailments.

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Mental Health Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with helping people deal with psychological, emotional and social problems.

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Organizational Management/Administration Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with the administration of governmental organizations; the operation of commercial enterprises whose focus is producing, buying and/or selling goods and services; or the management of nonprofit organizations (i.e., entities that serve a religious function, provide services for the public benefit, provide advocacy services, operate primarily for the mutual benefit of their members or are private foundations whose primary function is to transfer funds to other nonprofit organizations).

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Public Safety/Protective Services Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with safeguarding lives and property.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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