Exchange Visitor Master Skills List 2009

The Master Skills List is the comprehensive list of Exchange Visitor Program skills.

Select Skills List by Country to review the Skills List for a particular country. These country-specific skills are subject to the two-year home-country physical presence requirement.

General subject areas cover specific subject titles not on the Master Skills List.


01) Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

1.00 Agriculture, General

1.01 Agricultural Business and Management
including Production Operations and Mechanization

1.06 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture

1.09 Animal Sciences
including Agricultural Animal Breeding; Animal Health and Nutrition; Dairy Science; Livestock Management; and Poultry Science

1.10 Food Science

1.11 Plant Sciences
including Crop Science; Horticulture Science; Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding; Pest Management; and Range Science

1.12 Soil Science and Agronomy


03) Natural Resources and Conservation

3.01 Natural Resources Conservation and Research & Environmental/ Wildlife/Wildlands Science/Studies
including Environmental Protection

3.02 Natural Resources Management and Policy

3.03 Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

3.05 Forestry


04) Architecture and Related Services

4.02 Architecture
including Environmental, Interior & Landscape Design; Architectural History; and Architectural Technology

4.03 City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning; Architectural Urban Design and Planning


09) Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

9.01 Communication and Media Studies

9.04 Journalism
including Broadcast Journalism; Photojournalism; On-Line/Web-page News

9.07 Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
including Media/Multimedia

9.09 Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

9.10 Publishing


10) Communications Technologies, Technicians And Support Services

10.01 Communications Technology/Technicians

10.02 Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians
including Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant; Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician; and Recording Arts Technology/ Technician

10.03 Graphic Communications
including Printing Management; Prepress/ Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design; Animation; Interactive Technology; Video Graphics and Special Effects; Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator; Printing Press Operator; Computer Typography; and Composition Equipment Operator


11) Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

11.01 Computer and Information Sciences, General
including Web Page Design; Database Administration; Cybernetics; Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Information Technology

11.02 Computer Programming

11.03 Data Processing

11.04 Information Science/Studies

11.05 Computer Systems Analysis

11.06 Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications & Word Processing

11.07 Computer Science
including Systems Engineering

11.10 Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management


12) Personal and Culinary Services

12.03 Funeral & Mortuary Service

12.05 Cooking, Culinary Arts and Related Services
including Baking and Pastry Arts; Bartending; Culinary Arts/Chef Training; Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management; Food Preparation/ Professional Cooking; Meat Cutting; Food Service; Institutional Food Workers


13) Education

13.01 Education, General
including Educational Administration

13.02 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural

13.03 Curriculum and Instruction
including Media Design

13.06 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

13.09 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

13.10 Special Education and Teaching

13.11 Student Counseling and Personnel Services

13.12 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
including all types of levels and types of teaching including, but not limited to Adult and Continuing Education; Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education; Montessori Teacher Education; and Waldorf/Steiner Teacher Education

13.13 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
including, but not limited to Agriculture; Art; Business; Computers; Drama; Driver Safety; English, Foreign Languages; Geography; Health; History; Home Economics; Industrial Arts; Sales and Marketing; Math; Music; Physical Education; Psychology; Reading; Science; Social Studies; and Speech


14) Engineering

14.01 Engineering, General

14.02 Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

14.03 Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering

14.05 Biomedical/Medical Engineering

14.07 Chemical Engineering

14.08 Civil Engineering
including Geotechnical, Structural, Water Resources, and Transportation and Highway Engineering

14.09 Computer Hardware and Software Engineering

14.10 Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
including Radio Engineering

14.14 Environmental Engineering
including Pollution Control; Waste and Hazardous Material Disposal

14.18 Materials Engineering

14.19 Mechanical Engineering

14.20 Metallurgical Engineering

14.21 Mining and Mineral Engineering

14.22 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

14.23 Nuclear Engineering

14.24 Ocean Engineering

14.25 Energy Engineering & Tech.
including Petroleum and Natural Gas

14.33 Construction Engineering

14.35 Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering

14.38 Surveying Engineering

14.39 Geological/Geophysical Engineering


16) Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Including Foreign Languages and Literatures; Linguistics; Language Interpretation and Translation; Comparative Literature; Language, Literature and Linguistics For All Languages In The World Including Various Forms and Study of Sign Language


19) Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Formerly Home Economics

19.01 Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
formerly Home Economics

19.05 Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services

19.09 Apparel and Textiles
including Textile Manufacturing; Textile Science; Apparel and Textile Marketing Management; and Fashion and Fabric Consulting


22) Legal Professions and Studies

Including Law, Legal Research, Judicature and All Branches and Specialties In The Practice of Law


23) English Language and Literature/Letters

Including English Literature, Composition, and Various Types of English Writing


26) Biological Sciences

26.01 Biology

26.03 Botany/Plant Biology

26.04 Anatomical Sciences
including Anatomy

26.05 Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
also under Medicine

26.07 Zoology/Animal Biology

26.08 Genetics
all types, including Animal; Plant; Molecular; Microbial and Eukaryotic; and Human; as well as Genetic Engineering

26.11 Biomathematics and Bioinformatics

26.12 Biotechnology

26.13 Ecology, Population Biology


31) Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness Studies and Camp Counselor

31.01 Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

31.05 Health and Physical Education/Fitness

36.0101 Camp Counselor


40) Physical Sciences

40.01 Physical Sciences

40.02 Astronomy; Astrophysics; Planetary Astronomy and Science; and Space Technology

40.04 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

40.05 Chemistry

40.06 Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences including Oceanography; Hydrology

40.08 Physics


42) Psychology

Including, But Not Limited To Psychometrics and Psychobiology


43) Security and Protective Services

Including Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, and Corrections


44) Public Administration and Social Service Professions

44.04 Public Administration
including City Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Transportation

44.07 Social Work/Youth Services
including Welfare and Probation


45) Social Sciences

45.02 Anthropology
including Physical Anthropology

45.03 Archeology

45.04 Criminology

45.05 Demography and Population Studies

45.06 Economics

45.07 Geography and Cartography

45.09 International Relations and Affairs

45.10 Political Science and Government

45.11 Sociology

45.99 Social Sciences, Other


48) Precision Production

Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills To Create Products Using Techniques Of Precision Craftsmanship or Technical Illustration.

48.00 Precision Production Trades
including Metal Working, Woodworking, and Drafting


49) Transportation and Materials Moving

49.01 Air Transportation
including Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General; Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew; Aviation/ Airway Management and Operations; Air Traffic Controller; Flight Instructor

49.02 Ground Transportation
including Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation; Commercial Vehicle Operation; and Mobil Crane Operation

49.03 Marine Transportation
including Commercial Fishing; Diver, Professional and Instructor; Marine Science/ Merchant Marine


50) Visual and Performing Arts

50.01 Visual and Performing Arts
including, but not limited to: Music, Theatre, Sculpture, Photography, TV & Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

50.04 Design and Applied Arts
including Commercial and Advertising Art; Industrial Design; Fashion/Apparel Design; Interior Design; Graphic Design; and Illustration


51) Health Services, Allied Health, Health Sciences, Medical Research, General

51.01 Chiropractic

51.02 Communication Disorders Sciences & Services
including Speech Language Pathology and Sign Language Interpretation

51.04 Dentistry, Advanced/Graduate Dentistry, Oral Sciences, Dental Technology
including Orthodontics

51.06 Dental Support Services/Assistant

51.07 Health and Medical Administrative Services
including statistics and documentation

51.08 Medical Support Services/Assistant

51.09 Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
including, but not limited to the following fields: Emergency Medical; Cardiovascular; Electrocardiograph; Electroneurodiagnostic / Electroencephalographic; Nuclear Medical; Perfusionist; Radiation Therapy; Respiratory Care Therapy; Surgical; Sonography and Ultrasound; Radiography; Athletic Training; Genetic Therapy; Cardiopulmonary; and Radiation Protection/Health Physics

51.10 Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions

51.12 Medicine, Medical Research, including all specialties and fields
including, but not limited to: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Audiology, Cancer, Cardiography, Cardiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Embryology, Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology, Family Practice, Forensic Medicine, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Genetics, Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Preventive Medicine, Proctology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Speech Pathology, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Toxicology, Transitional, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, Virology

51.15 Mental and Social Health Services
including Substance Abuse Counseling; Marriage/ Family Counseling; and Psychoanalysis

51.16 Nursing
including all specialties

51.17 Optometry

51.19 Osteopathic Medicine/ Osteopathy

51.20 Pharmacy
including Administration

51.22 Public Health
including, but not limited to Environmental Health; Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene; Public Health Education and Promotion; International Health; Community Health and Preventive Medicine; and Health Services Administration

51.23 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions

51.24 Veterinary Medicine

51.25 Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
including all Veterinary Sciences; Anatomy; Physiology; Microbiology; Pathology; and Toxicology as well as Animal/ Veterinary Surgery and Medicine

51.27 Medical Illustration and Informatics & Medical Photography

51.31 Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition

51.33 Alternative Medicine


52) Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

52.02 Business Administration, Management and Operations
including Industrial Administration & Management; Small Business Administration/ Operations; Franchising

52.03 Accounting and Related Services

52.04 Business Operations Support and Assistant Services

52.06 Business/Managerial Economics
including Management Studies & Economic Information Analysis

52.08 Finance, Banking and Financial Management Services

52.09 Hospitality Administration/ Management
including Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management & Tourism and Travel Services Management

52.10 Human Resources Management and Services
including Labor and Industrial Relations; Organizational Behavior Studies; and Labor Studies

52.11 International Business/ Trade / Commerce

52.12 Management Information Systems and Services

52.13 Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
including Operations Research; Statistics

52.14 Marketing/Marketing Management

52.15 Real Estate

52.16 Taxation

52.17 Insurance

52.20 Construction Management


54) History

54.01 History
including Regional History, such as American, European and Asian; History of Science and Technology; and Public/ Applied History and Archival Administration


60) Residency Programs

Residency programs are designed to prepare medical doctors M.D. or osteopaths DO, dentists DDS, D.M.D., and veterinarians D.V.M. for certification as practitioners of recognized specialties in their respective professions. These programs are approved and accredited by designated professional associations and require from one to five years to complete, depending on the program. Medical residencies usually require completion of an internship after the M.D. degree for program entry, while requirements vary for dentistry and veterinary programs.

60.01 Dental Residency Programs

60.02 Medical Residency Programs The program sponsor for medical residency programs is The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

60.03 Veterinary Residency Programs