Shares of top 15 H-2B occupations with various education levels, 2014
|H-2B Rank FY 2014*||SOC Code||Occupation||O*NET Job Zone||Less than high school diploma||High school diploma or equivalent||Post-secondary certificate||Some college, no degree||Associate’s degree||Bachelor’s degree||Master’s degree||Doctoral degree|
|1||37-3011||Landscaping and groundskeeping workers||1||52||26||16|
|2||45-4011||Forest and conservation workers||3||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|3||39-3091||Amusement and recreation attendants||1||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|4||37-2012||Maids and housekeeping cleaners||2||35||64||1|
|5||51-3022||Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers||1||65||35|
|7||27-2022||Coaches and scouts||4||28||47||15|
|8||35-3031||Waiters and waitresses||1||37||50||7|
|9||39-2021||Nonfarm animal caretakers||1||34||24||18|
|10||45-3011||Fishers and related fishing workers||1||50||25||10|
|13||53-7064||Packers and packagers, hand||2||31||47||19|
|14||35-2021||Food preparation workers||1||54||30||7|
|15||35-9011||Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers||1||46||50||4|
*Number of labor certifications, from Table 1.
Note: SOC stands for Standard Occupational Classification system used by federal agencies to classify workers into occupational categories; n/a = not available; blank entries = no data reported by O*NET OnLine.
U.S. DOL's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) slots occupations into zones depending on the educational and training needs of the occupation; the higher the zone number, the greater the need. For H-2B rankings, data set excludes records from original labeled "certification expired" and "partial certification expired" because expired records were not likely to become approved USCIS H-2B petitions or visas issued by the State Department.
Source: H-2B Disclosure Data from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification's Performance Data; and O*NET OnLine