HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 2.1.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions


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id: soc

name: Soc

status: active

kind: codesystem

date: Mar 20, 2019, 12:00:00 AM

publisher: BLS

contact: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

responsible: BLS

description: The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into one of over 820 occupations according to their occupational definition. To facilitate classification, occupations are combined to form 23 major groups, 96 minor groups, and 449 broad occupations. Each broad occupation includes detailed occupation(s) requiring similar job duties, skills, education, or experience. This code system replaced the older FIPSPUB92, which was withdrawn in February 2005.


type: oid

value: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.243

preferred: true


type: uri

value: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/soc

preferred: true