Metabolic Equivalent of Task Values for Activities in American Time Use Survey and 2002 Census Occupational Classification System

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Table 7: Activity codes & MET values assigned to life, physical, and social science occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Agricultural and food scientists160032.0
Biological scientists161032.0
Conservation scientists and foresters164092.5
Medical scientists165032.0
Astronomers and physicists170011.5
Atmospheric and space scientists171011.5
Chemists and materials scientists172032.0
Environmental scientists and geoscientists174032.0
Physical scientists, all other176032.0
Economists180011.5
Market and survey researchers181011.5
Psychologists182011.5
Sociologists183011.5
Urban and regional planners184032.0
Miscellaneous social scientists and related workers186032.0
Agricultural and food science technicians190092.5
Biological technicians191092.5
Chemical technicians192092.5
Geological and petroleum technicians193092.5
Nuclear technicians194092.5
Other life, physical, and social science technicians196092.5

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  (MET values are multiples of 0.5 in the range 1.5 through 8.0, inclusive.)

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