Most common degrees by occupation

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 18-minute read

This table shows the share of workers in each occupational category with a bachelor’s degree, along with the top three most common degrees for each job. I built the table using over 7 million interviews from the 2014-18 American Community Survey, but occupations with very small numbers of college degree holders nonetheless have large margins of error for the most common college degrees.

Data source:

Steven Ruggles, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020.