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O*NET® 21.1 Database

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.

Overview All Files Individual Files
 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge
This file contains the Content Model Knowledge data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Skills
This file contains the Content Model Skill data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Abilities
This file contains the Content Model Ability data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Education, Experience, Training
Education, Training, and Experience
This file contains the percent frequency data associated with Education, Training, and Experience Content Model elements.
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Education, Training, and Experience Categories
This file contains the categories associated with the Education, Training, and Experience content area.
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Job Zones
This file contains each O*NET-SOC code and its corresponding Job Zone number.
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Job Zone Reference
This file describes the five O*NET Job Zones, which are groups of occupations that need the same level of experience, education, and training.
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Interests, Work Values, Work Styles
Interests
This file contains the Content Model Interest data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Work Values
This file contains the Content Model Work Values data associated with each O*NET- SOC occupation.
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Work Styles
This file contains the Content Model Work Styles data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Tasks
Task Statements
This file contains the tasks associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Task Ratings
This file contains the task ratings associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Task Categories
This file contains the categories associated with the Task content area.
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Emerging Tasks
This file contains new and revised task statements proposed for future data collection.
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Tools & Technology
Tools and Technology
updated in 21.1
This file contains the Tools and Technology examples, including hot technologies, associated with O*NET-SOC occupations.
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UNSPSC Reference
updated in 21.1
This file contains a listing of commodities in the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC), version 15.1101.
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Work Activities
Work Activities
This file contains the Content Model Work Activity data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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IWA Reference
This file contains each Intermediate Work Activity and its corresponding O*NET Work Activity element ID.
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DWA Reference
This file contains each Detailed Work Activity and its corresponding GWA and IWA identifiers.
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Tasks to DWAs
This file maps each Detailed Work Activity (DWA) to the task statements, and consequently to the O*NET-SOC occupations, requiring that activity.
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Work Context
Work Context
This file contains the Content Model Work Context data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.
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Work Context Categories
This file contains the categories associated with the Work Context content area.
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Occupation Titles
Occupation Data
This file contains each O*NET-SOC code, occupational title, and definition/description.
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Alternate Titles
This file contains alternate, or "lay", occupational titles for the O*NET-SOC classification system.
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Sample of Reported Titles
updated in 21.1
This file contains job titles frequently reported by incumbents and occupational experts on data collection surveys.
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Related Occupations
Career Changers Matrix
For each O*NET-SOC code included, up to 10 related O*NET-SOC codes are listed.
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Career Starters Matrix
For each O*NET-SOC code included, 10 related O*NET-SOC codes are listed.
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Green
Green Occupations
This file contains the occupations that have been identified as Green.
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Green Task Statements
This file contains the green tasks associated with O*NET-SOC occupations.
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Tasks to Green DWAs
This file maps each Green Detailed Work Activity (Green DWA) to the task statements, and consequently to the O*NET-SOC occupations, requiring that activity.
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Green DWA Reference
This file contains each Green Detailed Work Activity and the element ID of its corresponding generalized Work Activity.
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Data Collection
Content Model Reference
This file contains the Content Model elements and descriptions.
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Occupation Level Metadata
This file contains occupational level metadata variables associated with data collection statistics.
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Level Scale Anchors
This file contains the scale anchors associated with the following four content areas – 1) Abilities, 2) Knowledge, 3) Skills, and 4) Work Activities.
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Scales Reference
This file contains the Scale information by which the raw values are measured.
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Survey Booklet Locations
This file contains the Content Model elements that have corresponding survey item numbers in the Survey Booklet.
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