Production Database — O*NET® 20.1
The O*NET database contains a rich set of variables that describe work and worker characteristics, including skill requirements. Developers and other customers are encouraged to incorporate the O*NET database within their products, services, and research. This section contains an overview of the most recent database and a variety of database download options, as well as format-specific data dictionaries.
Highlights of the O*NET 20.1 Database
The 20.1 release includes additional files, a new download format, and updates from the T2 and Alternate Titles projects:
- Data from the Lay/Alternate Titles, Sample of Reported Titles, Related Occupations, Tools & Technology, and Emerging Tasks projects are now included in the O*NET Database. These were previously available as separate supplemental file downloads.
- 769 new alternate titles related to 247 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.
- 2,332 new technology examples related to 272 occupations were added from employer job postings.
- All database files can be downloaded in Microsoft Excel format, in addition to the existing formats of tab-delimited text, and SQL files for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.
- Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (importance, relevance, and frequency) for 102 occupations
- Addition and update of Abilities, Skills, Work Activities, Knowledge, and Work Context data for 102 occupations
- Addition and update of Training and Work Experience and Education data for 102 occupations
- Addition and update of Work Styles data for 102 occupations
- Addition and update of Job Zones data for 102 occupations
- Addition and update of Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) and linkages for 56 occupations
Release Cycle and Timetable
The O*NET database is being updated on a regularly scheduled basis (see Data Publication Schedule). These updates occur as a result of the Data Collection Program currently underway. Updated data for the sixteenth subset of occupations is now included with this 20.1 release. A seventeenth subset of occupations will be updated as a part of the next major database release, expected in July 2016.