10 Occupations with Largest Percentage of African-Americans

David Wallechinsky, AllGov.com, Sept. 5, 2010

1. Barbers–35.0%

2. Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides–34.0%

3. Residential advisors–29.6%

4. Security guards and gaming surveillance officers–28.6%

5. Postal service clerks-28.3%

6. Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges–27.1%

7. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators–26.4%

8. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs–25.7%

9. Bus drivers–24.9%

10. Parking lot attendants–24.4%

10 Occupations with Smallest Percentages of African-Americans

1. Artists and related workers–0.8%

2. Environmental scientists and geoscientists–1.0%

3. Cost estimators–1.1%

4. Farmers and ranchers–1.4%

4. Dentists–1.4%

4. Surveying and mapping technicians–1.4%

7. Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers–1.5%

8. News analysts, reporters and correspondents–1.8%

9. Millwrights–2.1%

10. Miscellaneous physical scientists–2.1%

Source: Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2009 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


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