Standard Occupational Classification

NOTE:

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.

29-1171 Nurse Practitioners

Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Illustrative examples: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Broad Occupation: 29-1170 Nurse Practitioners
Minor Group: 29-1000 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

List of SOC Major Groups
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010

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