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

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Table 18: Activity codes & MET values assigned to sales and related occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers470092.5
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers471092.5
Counter and rental clerks474032.0
Parts salespersons475042.5
Retail salespersons476042.5
Advertising sales agents480011.5
Insurance sales agents481011.5
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents482011.5
Travel agents483011.5
Sales representatives, services, all other484011.5
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing485011.5
Models, demonstrators, and product promoters490092.5
Real estate brokers and sales agents492092.5
Sales engineers493011.5
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers495092.5
Sales and related workers, all others496092.5

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