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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 19: Activity codes & MET values assigned to office and administrative support occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers500032.0
Switchboard operators, including answer service501011.5
Telephone operators502011.5
Communications equipment operators, all other5030113.0
Bill and account collectors510011.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators511032.0
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks512011.5
Gaming cage workers513011.5
Payroll and timekeeping clerks514011.5
Procurement clerks515011.5
Brokerage clerks520011.5
Correspondence clerks521011.5
Court, municipal, and license clerks522011.5
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks523011.5
Customer service representatives524011.5
Eligibility interviewers, government programs525032.0
File clerks526032.0
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks530032.0
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan531011.5
Library assistants, clerical532092.5
Loan interviewers and clerks533011.5
New accounts clerks534011.5
Order clerks535032.0
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping536011.5
Receptionists and information clerks540032.0
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks541011.5
Information and record clerks, all other542011.5
Cargo and freight agents550011.5
Couriers and messengers5510104.5
Meter readers, utilities5530113.0
Postal service clerks554042.5
Postal service mail carriers5550113.0
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators556042.5
Production, planning, and expediting clerks560011.5
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks561011.5
Stock clerks and order fillers562032.0
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, record keeping563092.5
Secretaries and administrative assistants570011.5
Computer operators580011.5
Data entry keyers581011.5
Word processors and typists582011.5
Desktop publishers583011.5
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks584011.5
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service585032.0
Office clerks, general586011.5
Office machine operators, except computer590032.0
Proof readers and copy markers591011.5
Statistical assistants592011.5
Office and administrative support workers, all other593011.5

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