A database of medical treatment code numbers compiled by the Bureau on Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the codes for physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other workers are consistent with the Bureau’s definition of “skilled and unskilled” occupations.
The codes also reflect the overall number of workers in a particular occupation.
The code “skill” was added in 2012, and the code “skilled” was created in 2010.
The BLS data is the most recent available for code numbers for a wide range of occupations.
In this post, we look at the most frequently used medical treatment coding systems in the United States, including the codes “skilled,” “unskilled,” “professional” and “other.”
Codes are listed in alphabetical order by occupation, then by the number of employees employed in that occupation.
Code numbers for professional and other occupations are not shown.
In addition, the BLS has released new occupational data for the U.S. in 2018.
For more information on coding and other employment statistics, visit the BIS website.
The Bureau of Labour Statistics, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, published the data that includes coding and related data for workers in professions, occupations and sectors.
The information is available on the Blis website.
The code “unskilled” is a part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) occupational safety code.
OSHA codes include occupational codes for the following occupations: a.
Registered nurses (RNs); b.
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs); c.
Licensed vocational and technical occupations; d.
Licensed professional and technical assistants; e.
Registered nurse assistants (RNAs); f.
Registered practical and vocational nurses (LVNs); g.
Registered personal and family therapists (RPWs); h.
Registered dietitians; i.
Registered physical therapists; j.
Registered child and adolescent psychotherapists; k.
Registered registered nurse practitioners; l.
Registered massage therapists; m.
Registered nursing assistants; n.
Registered health aides; o.
Registered chiropractors; p.
Registered dentists; q.
Registered veterinary technicians; r.
Registered social workers; s.
Registered pharmacists; t.
Registered optometrists; u.
Registered substance abuse treatment specialists; v.
Registered occupational therapy specialists; w.
Registered cosmetologists; x.
Registered funeral directors; y.
Registered dental hygienists; z.
Registered podiatrists; and w.
BLS data for occupations and industries is published in two versions: a monthly release and a weekly release.
Monthly releases are based on a sample of data and are released quarterly.
The weekly releases are not updated.
The releases for occupational and industries are available for download through the Census Bureau’s website.
BLS releases are available at the Bureau for the public.
A BLS chart summarizing the codes in this table is available here.
A chart summarization of the codes is available in the chart above.
Data from the Census is used in this post.
The Census Bureau provides estimates of labor market characteristics based on self-reported and certified employment and occupation data from a sample set of 1.7 million households from December 2017 through December 2018.