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Table of Contents


A Closer Look at Occupational Projections for Wyoming, 2006-2016

What Is the Difference Between an Industry and an Occupation?

Frequently Used Terms and Acronyms

Notes on Appendix Tables


Notes on Appendix Tables

Appendix Tables 1 through 5 are designed to help data users evaluate projected occupational growth. Each of the tables, which are in HTML format, may be copied and pasted into an Excel spreadsheet and sorted in a variety of ways.

Appendix Table 1 is sorted by Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and includes SOC major occupational groups. Appendix Table 2 is sorted in alphabetical order by SOC title and excludes SOC major occupational groups. Appendix Tables 1 and 2 were developed using a one-to-many match. That is, one occupation may have many different educational programs associated with it because of specialized training, or gradations of the occupation not captured by the SOC system. For example, the occupation of registered nurses has 19 unique associated instructional programs, with specialties such as critical care nurses and nurse anesthetists that are not developed as unique occupations within the SOC system. Consequently, a single occupation may be listed multiple times because of different educational programs associated with it.

For a simpler version of the projections, Appendix Tables 3 and 4 exclude instructional programs. Like Appendix Table 1, Appendix Table 3 is sorted by SOC code and includes major occupational groups. Appendix Table 4 mirrors Appendix Table 2 in that it is sorted alphabetically by occupational title and does not include major occupational groups.

The last table, Appendix Table 5, shows occupational growth only for major occupational groups. This table is intended for data users who desire a summary of projected occupational growth for broad categories of related occupations.