Petitioning the SOC for inclusion of Job Descriptions for Metrologist and Calibration Engineer

by Christopher L. Grachanen

One can easily ascertain... that Metrologists and Calibration Engineers are substantially more in demand by industry than the SOC recognized occupations of Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.
One can easily ascertain… that Metrologists and Calibration Engineers are substantially more in demand by industry than the SOC recognized occupations of Cartographers and Photogrammetrists.

On July 22, 2016, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published their second federal register denoting proposed changes and additions for the upcoming 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. The SOC is the official listing of occupations recognized by the US Government and is the basis for categorizing citizen occupations for the US census as well as determining which occupations are contained in the BLS’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The proposed 2018 SOC will include job descriptions for Calibration Technologists and Technicians*. This marks the first time the BLS officially recognizes calibration professionals yet they have decided to reject adding job descriptions for Metrologists and Calibration Engineers. Read Full Article (PDF)

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