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Skills and Earnings in the Full-Time Labor Market
Neeta Fogg, Paul Harrington, and Ishwar Khatiwada

Appendix G: Detailed Occupations that Comprise the Four Skill-Based Occupational Groups

Table G-1: Occupational Employment of 25- to 54-Year-Old Full-Time Workers by Detailed Occupation within the Four Skill-Based Major Occupational Categories, 2012-2014

1. Skilled Occupations (182 Occupations, 54.2% of 25- to 54-Year-Old Full-Time Employed Workers)

2. Semi-Skilled White-Collar Occupations (55 Occupations, 22.7% of 25- to 54-Year-Old Full-Time Employed Workers)

  • Senior government officials
  • Senior officials of special-interest organizations
  • Managing directors and chief executives
  • Finance managers
  • Human resource managers
  • Policy and planning managers
  • Business services and administration managers not elsewhere classified
  • Sales and marketing managers
  • Advertising and public relations managers
  • Research and development managers
  • Agricultural and forestry production managers
  • Manufacturing managers
  • Mining managers
  • Construction managers
  • Supply, distribution and related managers
  • Information and communications technology service managers
  • Child care services managers
  • Health services managers
  • Aged care services managers
  • Social welfare managers
  • Education managers
  • Financial and insurance services branch managers
  • Professional services managers not elsewhere classified
  • Restaurant managers
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers
  • Sports, recreation and cultural center managers
  • Services managers not elsewhere classified
  • Science and engineering professionals
  • Physicists and astronomers
  • Chemists
  • Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians
  • Biologists, botanists, zoologists and related professionals
  • Environmental protection professionals
  • Industrial and production engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Chemical engineers
  • Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electronics engineers
  • Telecommunications engineers
  • Building architects
  • Product and garment designers
  • Town and traffic planners
  • Graphic and multimedia designers
  • Generalist medical practitioners
  • Specialist medical practitioners
  • Nursing professionals
  • Midwifery professionals
  • Paramedical practitioners
  • Veterinarians
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Audiologists and speech therapists
  • Optometrists and ophthalmic opticians
  • Health professionals not elsewhere classified
  • Teaching professionals
  • University and higher education teachers
  • Vocational education teachers
  • Secondary education teachers
  • Primary school teachers
  • Early childhood educators
  • Education methods specialists
  • Special needs teachers
  • Other language teachers
  • Other arts teachers
  • Information technology trainers
  • Teaching professionals not elsewhere classified
  • Business and administration professionals
  • Accountants
  • Financial and investment advisers
  • Financial analysts
  • Administration professionals
  • Management and organization analysts
  • Policy administration professionals
  • Personnel and careers professionals
  • Training and staff development professionals
  • Sales, marketing and public relations professionals
  • Advertising and marketing professionals
  • Public relations professionals
  • Technical and medical sales professionals (excluding ICT)
  • Information and communications technology sales professionals
  • Information and communications technology professionals
  • Software and applications developers and analysts
  • Systems analysts
  • Software developers
  • Web and multimedia developers
  • Applications programmers
  • Software and applications developers and analysts not elsewhere classified
  • Database designers and administrators
  • Systems administrators
  • Computer network professionals
  • Database and network professionals not elsewhere classified
  • Lawyers
  • Librarians and related information professionals
  • Economists
  • Philosophers, historians and political scientists
  • Psychologists
  • Social work and counselling professionals
  • Religious professionals
  • Authors and related writers
  • Journalists
  • Translators, interpreters and other linguists
  • Visual artists
  • Musicians, singers and composers
  • Film, stage and related directors and producers
  • Physical and engineering science technicians
  • Chemical and physical science technicians
  • Civil engineering technicians
  • Electrical engineering technicians
  • Electronics engineering technicians
  • Mechanical engineering technicians
  • Chemical engineering technicians
  • Mining and metallurgical technicians
  • Draft persons
  • Manufacturing supervisors
  • Construction supervisors
  • Power production plant operators
  • Incinerator and water treatment plant operators
  • Chemical processing plant controllers
  • Petroleum and natural gas refining plant operators
  • Metal production process controllers
  • Process control technicians not elsewhere classified
  • Agricultural technicians
  • Ships' deck officers and pilots
  • Aircraft pilots and related associate professionals
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians
  • Medical and pathology laboratory technicians
  • Pharmaceutical technicians and assistants
  • Nursing associate professionals
  • Veterinary technicians and assistants
  • Dental assistants and therapists
  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Community health workers
  • Physiotherapy technicians and assistants
  • Medical assistants
  • Environmental and occupational health inspectors and associates
  • Ambulance workers
  • Health associate professionals not elsewhere classified
  • Credit and loans officers
  • Accounting associate professionals
  • Statistical, mathematical and related associate professionals
  • Valuers and loss assessors
  • Insurance representatives
  • Commercial sales representatives
  • Buyers
  • Trade brokers
  • Clearing and forwarding agents
  • Conference and event planners
  • Employment agents and contractors
  • Real estate agents and property managers
  • Business services agents not elsewhere classified
  • Office supervisors
  • Legal secretaries
  • Administrative and executive secretaries
  • Medical secretaries
  • Regulatory government associate professionals
  • Customs and border inspectors
  • Government tax and excise officials
  • Government social benefits officials
  • Government licensing officials
  • Police inspectors and detectives
  • Regulatory government associate professionals not elsewhere classified
  • Police inspectors and detectives
  • Social work associate professionals
  • Religious associate professionals
  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials
  • Fitness and recreation instructors and program leaders
  • Photographers
  • Interior designers and decorators
  • Chefs
  • Other artistic and cultural associate professionals
  • Information and communications technology operations and user support technicians
  • Information and communications technology operations technicians
  • Information and communications technology user support technicians
  • Computer network and systems technicians
  • Broadcasting and audio-visual technicians
  • Telecommunications engineering technicians
  • General office clerks
  • Secretaries (general)
  • Data entry clerks
  • Customer services clerks
  • Bank tellers and related clerks
  • Pawnbrokers and money-lenders
  • Debt-collectors and related workers
  • Travel consultants and clerks
  • Contact center information clerks
  • Telephone switchboard operators
  • Hotel receptionists
  • Inquiry clerks
  • Receptionists (general)
  • Survey and market research interviewers
  • Client information workers not elsewhere classified
  • Accounting and bookkeeping clerks
  • Statistical, finance and insurance clerks
  • Payroll clerks
  • Stock clerks
  • Transport clerks
  • Library clerks
  • Mail carriers and sorting clerks
  • Coding, proof-reading and related clerks
  • Filing and copying clerks
  • Personnel clerks
  • Clerical support workers not elsewhere classified
  • Travel attendants and travel stewards
  • Transport conductors
  • Cooks
  • Waiters
  • Bartenders
  • Hairdressers
  • Beauticians and related workers
  • Domestic housekeepers
  • Building caretakers
  • Undertakers and embalmers
  • Pet groomers and animal care workers
  • Shop keepers
  • Shop supervisors
  • Shop sales assistants
  • Cashiers and ticket clerks
  • Contact center salespersons
  • Service station attendants
  • Food service counter attendants
  • Sales workers not elsewhere classified
  • Child care workers
  • Teachers' aides
  • Health care assistants
  • Home-based personal care workers
  • Personal care workers in health services not elsewhere classified
  • Fire-fighters
  • Police officers
  • Prison guards
  • Security guards
  • Protective services workers not elsewhere classified

3. Semi-Skilled Blue-Collar Occupations (77 Occupations, 17.5% of 25- to 54-Year-Old Full-Time Employed Workers)

4. Elementary Occupations (26 Occupations, 5.3% of 25- to 54-Year-Old Full-Time Employed Workers)

  • Field crop and vegetable growers
  • Gardeners, horticultural and nursery growers
  • Poultry producers
  • Mixed crop and animal producers
  • Hunters and trappers
  • House builders
  • Bricklayers and related workers
  • Concrete placers, concrete finishers and related workers
  • Carpenters and joiners
  • Building frame and related trades workers not elsewhere classified
  • Roofers
  • Floor layers and tile setters
  • Plasterers
  • Insulation workers
  • Plumbers and pipe fitters
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics
  • Painters, building structure cleaners and related trades workers
  • Painters and related workers
  • Spray painters and varnishers
  • Metal molders and coremakers
  • Welders and flamecutters
  • Structural-metal preparers and erectors
  • Riggers and cable splicers
  • Blacksmiths, hammersmiths and forging press workers
  • Toolmakers and related workers
  • Metal working machine tool setters and operators
  • Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners
  • Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers
  • Aircraft engine mechanics and repairers
  • Agricultural and industrial machinery mechanics and repairers
  • Bicycle and related repairers
  • Handicraft workers in textile, leather and related materials
  • Pre-press technicians
  • Printers
  • Electrical and electronic trades workers
  • Building and related electricians
  • Electronics mechanics and servicers
  • Information and communications technology installers and servicers
  • Bakers, pastry-cooks and confectionery makers
  • Food and beverage tasters and graders
  • Cabinet-makers and related workers
  • Woodworking-machine tool setters and operators
  • Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and hatters
  • Sewing, embroidery and related workers
  • Product graders and testers (excluding foods and beverages)
  • Fumigators and other pest and weed controllers
  • Miners and quarriers
  • Well drillers and borers and related workers
  • Cement, stone and other mineral products machine operators
  • Metal processing plant operators
  • Metal finishing, plating and coating machine operators
  • Rubber products machine operators
  • Plastic products machine operators
  • Paper products machine operators
  • Textile, fur and leather products machine operators
  • Fiber preparing, spinning and winding machine operators
  • Weaving and knitting machine operators
  • Sewing machine operators
  • Laundry machine operators
  • Food and related products machine operators
  • Wood processing plant operators
  • Glass and ceramics plant operators
  • Packing, bottling and labelling machine operators
  • Stationary plant and machine operators not elsewhere classified
  • Mechanical machinery assemblers
  • Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
  • Assemblers not elsewhere classified
  • Locomotive engine drivers
  • Motorcycle drivers
  • Car, taxi and van drivers
  • Bus and tram drivers
  • Heavy truck and lorry drivers
  • Mobile farm and forestry plant operators
  • Earthmoving and related plant operators
  • Crane, hoist and related plant operators
  • Lifting truck operators
  • Ships' deck crews and related workers
  • Domestic cleaners and helpers
  • Cleaners and helpers in offices, hotels and other establishments
  • Vehicle cleaners
  • Other cleaning workers
  • Crop farm laborers
  • Livestock farm laborers
  • Mixed crop and livestock farm laborers
  • Garden and horticultural laborers
  • Mining and quarrying laborers
  • Civil engineering laborers
  • Building construction laborers
  • Manufacturing laborers
  • Hand packers
  • Manufacturing laborers not elsewhere classified
  • Hand and pedal vehicle drivers
  • Freight handlers
  • Shelf fillers
  • Fast food preparers
  • Kitchen helpers
  • Garbage and recycling collectors
  • Refuse sorters
  • Sweepers and related laborers
  • Messengers, package deliverers and luggage porters
  • Odd job persons
  • Meter readers and vending-machine collectors
  • Elementary workers not elsewhere classified