Questions on field of training were asked of people who received a vocational certificate or higher degree. People who received an advanced degree were asked about two fields of training: their advanced degree field and their bachelor's degree field. All others were asked about only one field. They were asked to categorize their fields as follows:
Different combinations of the above-named fields were used for reporting data on field of training. Table 3 in this table package lists the counts of people according to the listed field they gave from the classifications above. These fields are also listed in Table A1.
Table A in the report accompanying these tables (P70-72) uses detailed fields.
In Tables 4A to 4D, the same categories were used, although fields where there were less than 100,000 estimated people were suppressed.
In Tables 4E to 4N, a collapsed set of fields of study were used in order to facilitate comparison across degree levels. These collapsed fields are referred to as "basic classification" in Table A1. In other words, the classification "business" used in Table 4E includes people with associate degrees in business/office management, communications and visual and commercial arts.
|Basic Classification||Broad Field||Detailed Field||Listed Fields of Study -- by Degree Level|
|** Due to small sample size these fields were classified in different broad fields and detailed fields. They appear without parentheses in the broad field in which they are classified, and with parentheses in the detailed field in which they are classified.|
|BUSINESS||Business||Business/Management/ Office Mgt.||Business/management||Business/management||Business/office management||Business/office management Marketing and Distribution|
|Communications||Communications||Communications Visual/Commercial Arts|
|COMPUTER/ ENGINEER||Computers||Computer and Information Sciences||Computer and Information Sciences||Computer and Information Sciences||Computer and Information Sciences||Computer and Information Sciences|
|ARTS AND SCIENCES||Liberal Arts||Art/architecture||Art/architecture||Art/architecture|
|English/literature||English/literature Foreign Languages||English/literature|
|Foreign Languages||Foreign Languages|
|Liberal Arts/humanities||Liberal Arts/humanities||Liberal Arts/humanities||Liberal Arts/humanities|
|Philosophy/religion/ theology||Philosophy/religion/ theology||Philosophy/religion/ theology|
|Soc Science, Law||Law||Law|
|Police & Protective Services||Police & Protective Services|
|Social Sciences/history||Social Sciences/history||Social Sciences/history||Social Sciences/history|
|Police Services **|
|Nat. Sci, Medicine||Agriculture/forestry||Agriculture/forestry||Agriculture/forestry|
|Health Care/health Sciences||Health Sciences||Health Sciences||Health Care|
|Natural Sciences (Biological and Physical)||Natural Sciences (biological and physical)||Natural Sciences (biological and physical)||Natural Sciences (biological and physical)|
|Nursing/pharmacy/public Health||Nursing/pharmacy/public Health|
|Agriculture/forestry **||Agriculture **|
|VOCATIONAL||Vocational||Auto Mechanics||Auto Mechanics|
|Construction Trades||Construction Trades|
|Other Vocational||Other vocational/ technical studies||Aviation Food Services Home Economics Hotel and Restaurant Management Metal Working Refrigeration, Heating, or Air Conditioning Transportation and Materials Moving (Agriculture**) (Drafting**) (Police Service**)|
|OTHER||Other||Other||(Agriculture**) (Communications**) Other||Other||Other||Other|