Table A.2
The 10 most common occupations held by college graduates, by field of study, men aged 25 to 34

Table A.2
The 10 most common occupations held by college graduates, by field of study, men aged 25 to 34
Table summary
This table displays the results of The 10 most common occupations held by college graduates. The information is grouped by Field of study and occupation (appearing as row headers), Share, calculated using percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Field of study and occupation Share
percent
Education  
Instructors of persons with disabilities 27.2
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 12.9
Social and community service workers 11.1
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 5.1
Secondary school teachers 4.5
Other customer and information services representatives 2.5
Construction trades helpers and labourers 2.5
Banking, insurance and other financial clerks 2.0
Early childhood educators and assistants 1.8
College and other vocational instructors 1.4
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies  
Graphic designers and illustrators 13.5
Retail salespersons 3.8
Audio and video recording technicians 3.5
Retail and wholesale trade managers 2.9
Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations 2.6
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 2.5
Graphic arts technicians 1.9
Web designers and developers 1.7
Other customer and information services representatives 1.7
Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical) 1.3
Humanities  
Retail salespersons 7.2
Retail and wholesale trade managers 4.1
Other customer and information services representatives 2.6
Material handlers 2.3
Professional occupations in religion 2.3
Corporate sales managers 2.1
Cooks 2.0
Shippers and receivers 2.0
Transport truck drivers 1.8
Construction trades helpers and labourers 1.7
Social and behavioural sciences and law  
Police officers (except commissioned) 4.8
Retail salespersons 3.9
Retail and wholesale trade managers 3.2
Early childhood educators and assistants 2.5
Journalists 2.5
Security guards and related security service occupations 2.4
Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology 2.1
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 2.0
Other customer and information services representatives 2.0
Social and community service workers 2.0
Business, management and public administration  
Retail salespersons 6.1
Retail and wholesale trade managers 5.3
Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical) 2.6
Financial auditors and accountants 2.6
Other financial officers 2.5
Insurance agents and brokers 2.4
Other customer and information services representatives 2.4
Corporate sales managers 2.1
Restaurant and food service managers 2.0
Financial sales representatives 1.9
Physical and life sciences and technologies  
Chemical technologists and technicians 10.7
Geological and mineral technologists and technicians 3.3
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 2.4
Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators 2.4
Chemical plant machine operators 2.3
Biological technologists and technicians 2.2
Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants 2.1
Retail salespersons 1.9
Retail and wholesale trade managers 1.7
Chemists 1.6
Mathematics, computer and information sciences  
Computer network technicians 13.5
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 13.1
Information systems analysts and consultants 10.5
User support technicians 9.8
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) 3.8
Computer and information systems managers 2.6
Web designers and developers 2.3
Retail salespersons 2.2
Other customer and information services representatives 1.7
Retail and wholesale trade managers 1.4
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies  
Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers 5.9
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 3.9
Electricians (except industrial and power system) 3.6
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics 2.6
Drafting technologists and technicians 2.5
Welders and related machine operators 2.4
Carpenters 2.1
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 1.9
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) 1.8
Computer network technicians 1.7
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation  
Managers in agriculture 8.4
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 4.9
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers 4.1
Forestry technologists and technicians 4.1
General farm workers 3.4
Retail salespersons 2.4
Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services 2.1
Conservation and fishery officers 2.0
Biological technologists and technicians 1.8
Transport truck drivers 1.8
Health and related fields  
Paramedical occupations 17.6
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 6.5
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 4.3
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness 4.1
Retail salespersons 2.5
Firefighters 2.5
Medical radiation technologists 2.1
Social and community service workers 2.0
Licensed practical nurses 2.0
Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 1.6
Personal, protective and transportation services  
Police officers (except commissioned) 18.5
Security guards and related security service occupations 7.4
Firefighters 6.8
Chefs 5.7
Cooks 4.0
Correctional service officers 3.1
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors 2.8
Transport truck drivers 2.2
Retail salespersons 1.7
Heavy equipment operators (except crane) 1.3
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