Published Online:

By the Numbers: Passing the Drug Test

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments



Occupations with lowest rates of illicit drug use Percent

1. Police 1.0
2. Administrative Support 2.2
3. Teachers 2.3
4. Child care workers 2.6
5. Dental and health aides 2.8
6. Data clerks 3.2
7. Records processing clerks 3.5
8. Computer programmers and operators 3.6
9. Engineers 3.9
10. Therapists 4.0

From a survey of U.S. full-time workers, ages 18-49, conducted in 1991-93 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented