The Standard Occupational
Classification (SOC) system is a system for classifying all occupations
in the economy including private, public, and military occupations. SOC
is the foundation of the O-NET system and is used by all federal
statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories
for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data.
The SOC coding structure
classifies all occupations into 23 major groups. Within these major
groups are 97 minor groups, 461 broad occupations, and 840 detailed
occupations. The SOC system replaces all occupational classification
systems previously used by federal statistical agencies.
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