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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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Clerical/Administrative Support Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with the performance of clerical tasks such as typing, filing, computer data entry, records keeping, mail preparation and distribution, reception, customer service, shipping and receiving and support for selling goods or services.

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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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Education/Library Science Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with teaching children and/or adults; managing or maintaining libraries and related information and record systems, collections and facilities for research and general use; and/or providing related research, administrative and support services.

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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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Production/Processing Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with production tasks such as setting up, operating, adjusting, and tending machines; hand production work; and/or tasks which involve refining, mixing, compounding, chemically treating, heat treating or similarly working with materials and products.

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Public Safety/Protective Services Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with safeguarding lives and property.

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Sales and Related Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with advertising, marketing and/or selling goods and services such as insurance, real estate, securities and financial services or business services such as advertising, building maintenance, credit reporting or printing.

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Service Occupations

Individuals whose occupations are concerned with preparing and serving food and drinks in commercial, institutional or other establishments; providing housing, lodging and related services; providing grooming, cosmetic and other personal and health care services for children and adults; attending to the comfort or requests of patrons of amusement and recreation facilities; cleaning the interiors of buildings; maintaining grounds; or providing other services such as animal care and training, funeral and mortuary services, travel industry services or care for apparel and furnishings that meet the personal needs of individuals and commercial entities. Included are occupations that involve performing tasks in and around private households.

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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.