The categorization of occupations used in the United States and, with modifications, in several other countries, including Canada. The SOC lists 23 broad categories, 96 minor groups, 449 broad occupational groupings, and 822 specific occupational types. It is used to collect and analyze data on types of work by the US Department of Labor and other government agencies. See http://www.bls.gov/soc/home.htm for details.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.