Occupations of workers who are deaf or hard of hearing
The 2011 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into a detailed occupation according to their occupational definition. To facilitate classification, specific occupations are combined to form more than 400 detailed occupations, and then 23 major occupational groups. Detailed occupations in the SOC with similar job duties, and in some cases skills, education, and/or training, are grouped together. Data available from the American Community Survey permit the user to compare the percentages of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing in a specific job or job category with the percentage of hearing persons in the same area. On these pages you have a choice of browsing through the alphabetical list of Occupations or the list of Occupational Categories.