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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 6: Activity codes & MET values assigned to architecture and engineering occupations

Management Occupation Title from 2002 Census Occupational Classification System2002 Census CodeAssigned Activity CodesAssigned MET Values
Architects, except naval130011.5
Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists131092.5
Aerospace engineers132011.5
Agricultural engineers133011.5
Biomedical engineers134011.5
Chemical engineers135011.5
Civil engineers136011.5
Computer hardware engineers140011.5
Electrical and electronics engineers141011.5
Environmental engineers142011.5
Industrial engineers, including health and safety143011.5
Marine engineers and naval architects144011.5
Materials engineers145011.5
Mechanical engineers146011.5
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety150011.5
Nuclear engineers151011.5
Petroleum engineers152011.5
Engineers, all other153011.5
Engineering technicians155092.5
Surveying and mapping technicians156092.5

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