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Computer network support specialists is the largest newly defined occupation at 167,980

“Computer network support specialists, with employment of 167,980 in May 2012, and nurse practitioners, with employment of 105,780, were 2 of the largest new occupations in the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These are 2 of 24 newly defined detailed occupations shown in table A. National employment and wage information for all occupations in the 2010 SOC is shown in table 1. The data in this news release are from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program, which provides employment and wage estimates by area and by industry for wage and salary workers in 22 major occupational groups and 821 detailed occupations. In addition, national employment and wage estimates for 94 minor occupational groups and 458 broad occupations are available for the first time.”

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