U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
Illustrative examples: Political Geographer,
Broad Occupation: 19-3090 Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers
Minor Group: 19-3000 Social Scientists and Related Workers
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
List of SOC Major Groups
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010