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Supplemental Database Files

The files below are provided to support use of the O*NET database and the development of other products utilizing the O*NET database. Each file is briefly annotated, with additional documentation included with each file download. Files will be in a tab-delimited text file format, unless specified otherwise. Some files, such as crosswalks or alternative file formats of the O*NET Database, are available through the National Crosswalk Service Center external site (NCSC) and are so noted.

Files are marked for use with O*NET-SOC 2010 (our current taxonomy, used in the production O*NET 18.1 database) or O*NET-SOC 2009 (an older taxonomy last used in the O*NET 15.0 database). For more information on the history of the O*NET-SOC, and crosswalk listings between versions, please visit our Taxonomy page.

O*NET Supplemental Files

Detailed Work Activities

Detailed Work Activities are now provided as part of the core O*NET 18.1 database. Please visit our production database page to download the 18.1 database.

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Emerging Tasks

During the O*NET survey, in an effort to maintain updated task lists, job incumbents are provided an opportunity to provide tasks that they feel are not represented in the current task list for their respective occupations. Based on a review and analysis of these proposed new tasks, revisions are made to existing tasks and emerging tasks are identified. For a detailed treatment of the analysis, read the Preliminary Analysis report.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
Updated June 2010
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Updated July 2013

Emerging Tasks (ZIP - 102 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 82 KB)
List of Occupations — Acrobat (PDF - 24 KB)
List of Occupations — Excel (XLS - 116 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

Emerging Tasks (ZIP - 91 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 77 KB)
List of Occupations — Acrobat (PDF - 57 KB)
List of Occupations — Excel (XLS - 125 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

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Lay Titles

The Lay Titles file provides a list of alternate occupational titles that are linked to the SOC and O*NET-SOC classification systems. The file was developed to improve keyword searches in several Department of Labor internet applications (i.e., Career InfoNet, O*NET OnLine, and O*NET Code Connector). The original file largely consisted of occupational titles from existing occupational classification systems. By using many diverse sources for occupational titles, including information gathered from job incumbents and occupational experts in the O*NET Data Collection Program, the file has grown to include over 44,000 distinct titles. As part of the most recent update, over 280 distinct titles have been added as alternates. Users of this file wishing to make suggestions for new lay title entries can do so using our O*NET Lay Titles Submission Procedures. The file will be regularly updated to improve its content.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
Updated August 2010
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Updated October 2013

Lay Titles (ZIP - 514 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 74 KB)

Download MS Access, SAS/PC, or Visual FoxPro versions from NCSC external site.

Lay Titles (ZIP - 534 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 75 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

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Related Occupations

The Related Occupations database, using procedures first published in 2012, provides two lists of up to 10 related O*NET-SOC occupations:

  1. Career Changers - This category includes individuals looking for jobs that directly transfer from their previous job and experience.
  2. Career Starters - This category includes individuals looking for jobs that capture similar general capabilities and interests to the target job.

Both lists are provided so that developers may choose the best set for their audience. The "Career Changers" data is displayed in O*NET OnLine, and the "Career Starters" data is displayed in My Next Move. For more information, read the Development and Evaluation of a New O*NET Related Occupations Matrix report.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
 
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Updated December 2012

This data is not available for the O*NET-SOC 2009 taxonomy.

Related Occupations (ZIP - 156 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 78 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

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Tools and Technology

The tools and technology (T2) file provides information on machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use for optimal functioning in a high performance workplace. Emphasis is placed on cutting edge technologies and emerging workplace practices. Specific examples of tools and technology used within each occupation are organized into a standardized taxonomy (i.e., the United Nations Standard Products and Service Code - UNSPSC), allowing for cross-occupational comparisons and analysis. More information on this taxonomy is available from the UNSPSC website external site. For more information on T2 development, read the Synopsis of Data Development Procedures report.

We welcome feedback on the T2 database. We accept suggestions for new tools and technologies via our T2 feedback process. Suggestions will be considered for a future update of the T2 database.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
Updated January 2011
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Updated January 2014

Tools and Technology (ZIP - 678 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 86 KB)
List of Occupations — Acrobat (PDF - 89 KB)
List of Occupations — Excel (XLS - 139 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

Tools and Technology (ZIP - 811 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 89 KB)
Fact Sheet (PDF - 176 KB)
List of Occupations — Acrobat (PDF - 94 KB)
List of Occupations — Excel (XLS - 171 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

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Work Needs

This file provides Work Needs ratings for O*NET-SOC occupations. There are 21 individual Work Needs, grouped in the O*NET Content Model under 6 Work Values. Work Values ratings are provided in the core O*NET Database. For more information on Work Needs and Work Values, read the Determining the Occupational Reinforcer Patterns for O*NET Occupational Units report.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
Added June 2008
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Updated July 2011

Work Needs (ZIP - 210 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 85 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

Work Needs (ZIP - 212 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 88 KB)

Download MS Access or SAS/PC versions from NCSC external site.

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Spanish Language Files

Spanish Translation of the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy

The occupation titles and descriptions of the O*NET-SOC 2010 taxonomy were translated into Spanish, for use in the Mi Próximo Paso website. The translated taxonomy is available for download below.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
 
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Released March 2013

This data is not available for the O*NET-SOC 2009 taxonomy.

Spanish Translation of the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy (ZIP - 249 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 73 KB)

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Spanish Translation of Lay Titles

This download includes translations of over 50,000 lay titles, which are used in Mi Próximo Paso's keyword search.

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
 
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)
Released March 2013

This data is not available for the O*NET-SOC 2009 taxonomy.

Spanish Translation of Lay Titles (ZIP - 852 KB)
Read Me file (PDF - 73 KB)

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Crosswalks

Crosswalks are provided by the National Crosswalk Service Center external site (NCSC), a technical resource for dealing with occupational and training program classification systems. The NCSC is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) external site through the Analyst Resource Center (ARC) external site. The center's mission is to maximize the effective and efficient use of occupational information by providing specialized occupational tools (files, reports, software) and technical assistance to users and producers of occupational information.

In addition to the crosswalks listed below, the NCSC maintains alternate file formats (Microsoft Access, SAS/PC) for most O*NET Center downloads. For more information on these files, visit their O*NET 18.1 external site, Supplemental Files external site, and O*NET Database Directory external site pages. If you have questions about the NCSC or its products and services, you can contact them at ncsc@iowa.gov.

The crosswalk files below include:

  • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP)
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
  • Military Occupational Classification (MOC)
  • Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS)

Note: Within O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans, the MOC crosswalk is supplemented with data from Army COOL and Navy COOL sites. This supplemental data is available upon request through O*NET Customer Service (onet@onetcenter.org).

O*NET-SOC 2009
(O*NET 14.0-15.0)
O*NET-SOC 2010
(O*NET 15.1 and later)

CIP, DOT, MOC, RAPIDS, 2010 SOC:
All crosswalks — MS Access (ZIP - 1.54 MB)
All crosswalks — SAS/PC (ZIP - 1.42 MB)
Read Me file (TXT - 1.0 KB)

Visual FoxPro versions are included in NCSC's O*NET 15.0 Database external site download.

CIP, DOT, MOC, RAPIDS:
All crosswalks — MS Access (ZIP - 1.54 MB)
All crosswalks — SAS/PC (ZIP - 1.42 MB)
Read Me file (TXT - 1.0 KB)

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