Table 1

Frequency of jobs held (n=2393 workers)

51-2092.00Team assemblers799
51-2022.00Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers135
51-9195.07Molding and casting workers118
45-2092.01Nursery workers90
51-4031.00Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic85
51-6031.00Sewing machine operators84
53-7063.00Machine feeders and offbearers81
51-2031.00Engine and other machine assemblers66
53-7064.00Packers and packagers, hand43
51-3022.00Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers42
51-9061.00Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers39
51-9123.00Painting, coating, and decorating workers33
51-6011.00Laundry and dry-cleaning workers30
51-7021.00Furniture finishers27
43-9061.00Office clerks, general26
51-4121.06Welders, cutters, and welder fitters25
51-4081.00Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic22
51-4121.07Solderers and brazers22
51-7011.00Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters21
43-5071.00Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks20
51-4122.00Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders18
51-9121.00Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders18
31-9093.00Medical equipment preparers17
51-3021.00Butchers and meat cutters17
53-7051.00Industrial truck and tractor operators17
51-7041.00Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood16
43-4051.00Customer service representatives15
43-6014.00Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive15
53-1021.00First-line supervisors of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand15
43-6011.00Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants14
45-2041.00Graders and sorters, agricultural products14
51-7042.00Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing14
53-7062.00Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand14
29-2052.00Pharmacy technicians13
43-5081.04Order fillers, wholesale and retail sales12
51-1011.00First-line supervisors of production and operating workers12
51-9022.00Grinding and polishing workers, hand11
29-2055.00Surgical technologists10
51-9198.00Helpers—production workers10
OtherIncludes 90 different SOC codes, each with fewer than 10 workers300
  • SOC, Standard Occupational Classification.