The 33 Whitest Jobs in America

Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, November 6, 2013

The workforce is even more stratified by race than you’d imagine. {snip}

The racial gaps are stark at the job level, too.

Whites account for about 81 percent of the workforce. But there are 33 occupations counted by the BLS (particularly those on farms, around heavy machines, in doctor’s offices, and in C-suites) where whites officially account for nine in ten of all workers, or more. Here they are.

Jobs

I’m passing this along, not because I think it tells us something extraordinarily new, but as a side salad to this longer piece about jobs and race. Still I’d be fascinated to hear theories about the list, because I’m not even going to try. Asians account for 20 percent of physicians and surgeons, but just 1 percent of vets. Grounds cleaning/maintenance workers are 44 percent black, but groundskeepers are 90 percent white. I don’t know why, maybe you do.

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