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List of Occupations Employed in Colleges and Universities

The following occupations are employed in Colleges and Universities   NAICS Code  611300   (2).

This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.  Return to the Search Page.

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SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
41,900 49,700 7,800
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
28,200 32,600 4,400
43-9061 Office Clerks, General
26,500 29,600 3,100
25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants
19,800 22,900 3,100
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary
12,700 15,200 2,500
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
11,800 15,300 3,500
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
11,600 13,000 1,400
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
10,700 12,900 2,200
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other
9,200 10,800 1,600
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
8,000 10,000 2,000
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
7,600 7,900 300
13-1111 Management Analysts
6,700 7,700 1,000
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
6,100 7,200 1,100
25-9041 Teacher Assistants
4,700 5,500 800
43-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Office and Administrative Support Workers
3,700 4,400 700
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts
3,500 4,500 1,000
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary
3,400 4,000 600
25-3097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers
3,400 4,100 700
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
3,200 4,100 900
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary
3,000 3,500 500
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other
3,000 3,500 500
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts
2,900 3,200 300
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
2,900 3,400 500
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications
2,900 3,400 500
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
2,800 3,300 500
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
2,800 3,300 500
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
2,800 3,300 500
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
2,600 3,300 700
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators
2,500 3,000 500
25-4021 Librarians
2,400 2,800 400
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other
2,300 2,700 400
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
2,200 2,700 500
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
2,200 2,600 400
29-1141 Registered Nurses
2,100 2,500 400
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
1,900 2,500 600
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors
1,900 2,200 300
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
1,800 1,800 0
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
1,800 2,100 300
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
1,700 2,100 400
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists
1,600 1,900 300
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical
1,600 1,900 300
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers
1,500 1,800 300
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
1,500 1,900 400
19-4021 Biological Technicians
1,500 1,700 200
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists
1,500 1,700 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,400 1,500 100
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
1,400 1,600 200
11-1021 General and Operations Managers
1,400 1,700 300
39-9032 Recreation Workers
1,300 1,500 200
39-9041 Residential Advisors
1,300 1,500 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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25-4031 Library Technicians
1,300 1,600 300
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
1,300 1,600 300
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software
1,300 1,500 200
15-1131 Computer Programmers
1,300 1,400 100
11-9199 Managers, All Other
1,200 1,400 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3031 Financial Managers
1,200 1,400 200
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
1,200 1,500 300
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
1,200 1,400 200
19-2031 Chemists
1,200 1,400 200
25-1112 Law Teachers, Postsecondary
1,200 1,600 400
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
1,200 1,400 200
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
1,100 1,200 100
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
1,100 1,400 300
19-4061 Social Science Research Assistants
1,100 1,200 100
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
1,000 1,200 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists
1,000 1,200 200
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary
1,000 1,200 200
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
1,000 1,300 300
15-1111 Computer and Information Research Scientists
1,000 1,200 200
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other
1,000 1,200 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
1,000 1,100 100
41-2011 Cashiers
900 1,000 100
11-2031 Public Relations Managers
900 1,100 200
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other
900 1,100 200
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria
900 1,100 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-2071 Loan Counselors
900 1,100 200
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
900 1,100 200
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
800 900 100
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
800 1,000 200
19-2012 Physicists
800 1,000 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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19-2099 Physical Scientists, All Other
800 900 100
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists
800 900 100
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
800 1,000 200
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks
800 800 0
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
700 800 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
700 800 100
31-9091 Dental Assistants
700 900 200
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
700 800 100
33-9032 Security Guards
700 800 100
13-2031 Budget Analysts
700 800 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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13-1071 Human Resources Specialists*
700 800 100
17-2199 Engineers, All Other
700 800 100
19-1099 Life Scientists, All Other
700 900 200
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
600 800 200
17-2071 Electrical Engineers
600 700 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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17-2031 Biomedical Engineers
600 900 300
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
600 800 200
13-1131 Fundraisers
600 800 200
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners
600 600 0
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
600 700 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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47-2111 Electricians
600 700 100
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
500 500 0
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
500 600 100
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
500 600 100
31-9092 Medical Assistants
500 700 200
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
500 600 100
27-3041 Editors
500 600 100
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other
500 500 0
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
500 500 0
15-1134 Web Developers
500 600 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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11-3121 Human Resources Managers
500 600 100
25-1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
500 700 200
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
500 700 200
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers
500 500 0
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
500 600 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
500 600 100
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists
500 600 100
19-1022 Microbiologists
400 500 100
25-1069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
400 500 100
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
400 400 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-2051 Civil Engineers
400 500 100
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other
400 500 100
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
400 400 0
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists
400 500 100
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
400 500 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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11-9021 Construction Managers
400 400 0
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers
400 500 100
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners
400 600 200
27-3043 Writers and Authors
400 500 100
29-9091 Athletic Trainers
400 500 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
400 400 0
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives
400 400 0
43-4071 File Clerks
400 400 0
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
400 400 0
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
400 400 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-2021 Marketing Managers
400 400 0
11-1011 Chief Executives
300 300 0
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
300 400 100
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants
300 400 100
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
300 400 100
47-2031 Carpenters
300 300 0
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
300 400 100
41-9012 Models
300 300 0
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service
300 300 0
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
300 400 100
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners
300 300 0
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers
300 400 100
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
300 400 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
300 300 0
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
300 400 100
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
300 300 0
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists
300 300 0
27-1024 Graphic Designers
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers
300 300 0
19-4031 Chemical Technicians
300 300 0
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
300 300 0
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
300 400 100
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
300 300 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers
300 400 100
15-2041 Statisticians
300 400 100
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
200 200 0
15-1143 Computer Network Architects*
200 200 0
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists
200 300 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
21-1091 Health Educators
200 200 0
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
200 200 0
19-3094 Political Scientists
200 200 0
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
200 300 100
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
11-3131 Training and Development Managers
200 200 0
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Ag, Constr, Health-Safety, and Transportation
200 200 0
13-2051 Financial Analysts
200 300 100
15-2021 Mathematicians
200 200 0
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
25-4013 Museum Technicians and Conservators
200 200 0
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
200 200 0
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other
200 300 100
27-2012 Producers and Directors
200 200 0
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
200 300 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers
200 200 0
37-1012 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Wrkrs
200 200 0
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
200 200 0
43-6013 Medical Secretaries
200 200 0
43-9011 Computer Operators
200 100 -100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
200 200 0
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
200 200 0
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors
200 200 0
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
200 200 0
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers
200 200 0
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
200 200 0
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
200 200 0
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
200 200 0
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other
200 200 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
49-2022 Telecommunications Equip Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
200 200 0
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
200 200 0
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
200 200 0
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School
200 200 0
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
51-3011 Bakers
100 100 0
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
100 200 100
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services
100 100 0
43-9111 Statistical Assistants
100 100 0
43-6012 Legal Secretaries
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
47-1011 First-Line Sup/Mgrs of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
100 200 100
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers
100 100 0
39-3099 Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other
100 100 0
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
100 100 0
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators
100 200 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
41-9041 Telemarketers
100 100 0
41-2031 Retail Salespersons
100 200 100
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
100 100 0
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
100 100 0
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
100 100 0
43-3061 Procurement Clerks
100 200 100
27-4032 Film and Video Editors
100 100 0
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians
100 100 0
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other
100 200 100
29-2021 Dental Hygienists
100 100 0
29-1071 Physician Assistants
100 100 0
29-1123 Physical Therapists
100 100 0
29-1131 Veterinarians
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
35-9021 Dishwashers
100 100 0
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers
100 200 100
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers
100 100 0
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
100 100 0
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
27-1027 Set and Exhibit Designers
100 200 100
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists
100 100 0
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators
100 100 0
25-4011 Archivists
100 100 0
25-4012 Curators
100 200 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
15-1141 Database Administrators
100 200 100
13-2072 Loan Officers
100 100 0
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists
100 100 0
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
100 100 0
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
100 100 0
11-9041 Engineering Managers
100 100 0
11-9051 Food Service Managers
100 100 0
11-3061 Purchasing Managers
100 100 0
21-2011 Clergy
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
21-2099 Religious Workers, All Other
100 100 0
19-3091 Anthropologists and Archeologists
100 100 0
25-1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
100 100 0
19-3011 Economists
100 100 0
19-3041 Sociologists
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners
100 100 0
17-2041 Chemical Engineers
100 100 0
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
100 100 0
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
100 200 100
17-2131 Materials Engineers
100 100 0
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
19-3039 Psychologists, All Other
0 100 100
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers
0 100 100
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers
0 100 100
15-1122 Information Security Analysts
0 100 100
27-4021 Photographers
0 100 100
SOC Code  (3) Occupation Title
Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners
0 100 100
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers
0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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