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Table 4 Occupational divisions for employment for applicants and US population (N = 2092). The two groups are quite similar with the exception of Construction and Extraction, Office and Administrative Support, which are gender specific professions.

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Occupational Divisions Patient US
Management 4.59% 4.57%
Business and Financial Operations 3.25% 4.15%
Computer and Mathematical 3.59% 2.27%
Architecture and Engineering 1.72% 1.83%
Life, Physical, and Social Science .53% .91%
Community and Social Service 1.67% 1.3%
Legal .76% .76%
Education, Training and Library 3.15% .62%
Arts, Design, Entertainment Sports and Media 7.46% 1.29%
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 1.58% 5.02%
Healthcare Support 2.82% 2.58%
Protective Service 1.34% 2.35%
Food Preparation and Service Related 6.98% 8.29%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2.63% 3.33%
Personal Care and Service 2.15% 2.45%
Sales and Related 9.03% 10.69%
Office and Administrative Support 3.35% 17.49%
Farming, Fishing and Forestry .72% .34%
Construction and Extraction 18.36% 4.89%
Installation, Maintenance And Repair 8.56% 4.07%
Production 10.9% 7.87%
Transportation and Materials Moving 4.88% 7.36%