Table A.3
The 10 most common occupations held by college graduates, by field of study, women aged 25 to 34

Table A.3
The 10 most common occupations held by college graduates, by field of study, women 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 22.5
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 17.5
Early childhood educators and assistants 12.6
Social and community service workers 9.7
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 3.9
Retail salespersons 1.6
Secondary school teachers 1.6
Administrative assistants 1.6
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 1.3
College and other vocational instructors 1.3
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies  
Graphic designers and illustrators 11.7
Retail salespersons 5.5
Interior designers and interior decorators 5.0
Retail and wholesale trade managers 4.7
Administrative assistants 3.4
Other customer and information services representatives 3.0
Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers 2.4
Receptionists 2.1
Food and beverage servers 1.8
Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical) 1.7
Humanities  
Administrative assistants 6.3
Retail salespersons 5.6
Retail and wholesale trade managers 4.3
Other customer and information services representatives 4.1
General office support workers 4.1
Administrative officers 3.5
Early childhood educators and assistants 3.0
Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations 2.7
Food and beverage servers 2.6
Social and community service workers 2.2
Social and behavioural sciences and law  
Early childhood educators and assistants 27.8
Legal administrative assistants 6.7
Paralegal and related occupations 5.4
Social and community service workers 4.0
Administrative assistants 3.2
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 2.5
Administrative officers 2.0
General office support workers 2.0
Other customer and information services representatives 2.0
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1.9
Business, management and public administration  
Administrative assistants 8.1
Administrative officers 5.7
Accounting and related clerks 4.6
General office support workers 4.2
Social and community service workers 3.7
Other customer and information services representatives 3.4
Financial auditors and accountants 3.0
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers 2.8
Retail salespersons 2.6
Receptionists 2.4
Physical and life sciences and technologies  
Chemical technologists and technicians 16.0
Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants 9.9
Medical laboratory technologists 5.1
Biological technologists and technicians 4.8
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants 4.0
Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 2.5
Retail salespersons 2.3
Biologists and related scientists 2.0
Other customer and information services representatives 1.7
Post-secondary teaching and research assistants 1.6
Mathematics, computer and information sciences  
Information systems analysts and consultants 6.8
Computer programmers and interactive media developers 5.3
Administrative assistants 4.7
Computer network technicians 4.3
User support technicians 3.8
Library and public archive technicians 3.4
Accounting and related clerks 3.3
Other customer and information services representatives 3.2
Records management technicians 2.9
Administrative officers 2.8
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies  
Drafting technologists and technicians 7.5
Architectural technologists and technicians 4.7
Civil engineering technologists and technicians 3.0
Chemical technologists and technicians 2.4
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 2.4
Retail salespersons 2.2
Construction managers 2.1
Construction inspectors 2.0
Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety 1.8
Other customer and information services representatives 1.6
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation  
Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians 5.8
Retail salespersons 4.2
Managers in agriculture 4.0
Purchasing agents and officers 3.5
Forestry technologists and technicians 3.2
General farm workers 3.1
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 3.0
Chemical technologists and technicians 2.8
Administrative officers 2.7
Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers 2.6
Health and related fields  
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 14.5
Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates 6.8
Licensed practical nurses 6.3
Dental assistants 4.7
Dental hygienists and dental therapists 4.3
Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) 3.9
Receptionists 3.8
Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians 3.0
Administrative assistants 2.5
General office support workers 2.5
Personal, protective and transportation services  
Police officers (except commissioned) 9.8
Hairstylists and barbers 7.8
Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations 5.6
Cooks 3.8
Security guards and related security service occupations 3.5
Social and community service workers 2.8
Chefs 2.7
Retail and wholesale trade managers 2.7
Correctional service officers 2.7
Administrative assistants 2.6
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