Purpose:Provide a mapping of O*NET-SOC codes (occupations) to Interest ratings.
Download: excel Interests.xlsx
Structure and Description:
ColumnTypeColumn Content
O*NET-SOC CodeCharacter(10)O*NET-SOC Code (see Occupation Data)
TitleCharacter Varying(150)O*NET-SOC Title (see Occupation Data)
Element IDCharacter Varying(20)Content Model Outline Position (see Content Model Reference)
Element NameCharacter Varying(150)Content Model Element Name (see Content Model Reference)
Scale IDCharacter Varying(3)Scale ID (see Scales Reference)
Scale NameCharacter Varying(50)Scale Name (see Scales Reference)
Data ValueFloat(5,2)Rating associated with the O*NET-SOC occupation

This file contains the Content Model Interest data associated with each O*NET-SOC occupation.

Interest ratings are presented as two scales: OI reports the RIASEC level of each interest and IH presents “high-point codes”, the numbers of the RIASEC scales for the first, second and/or third highest ratings. To better understand the scales, refer to the report: The Second Generation Occupational Interest Profiles for the O*NET System: Summary, on the O*NET Resource Center site (

The high-point values represent the following elements:

 0.00 = No high point available 
 1.00 = Realistic 
 2.00 = Investigative 
 3.00 = Artistic 
 4.00 = Social 
 5.00 = Enterprising 
 6.00 = Conventional 

The file is displayed in 9 tab delimited fields with the columns named O*NET-SOC Code, Title, Element ID, Element Name, Scale ID, Scale Name, Data Value, Date, and Domain Source. The 9 fields are represented by one row. There are a total of 8,766 rows of data in this file.

File Structure Changes:
Release NumberDescription of Change
5.0Date and Source columns added
5.1 - 20.1No structure changes

Data Example - Interests:
O*NET-SOC CodeTitleElement IDElement NameScale IDScale NameData ValueDateDomain Source
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.aRealisticOIOccupational Interests1.0007/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.bInvestigativeOIOccupational Interests4.3307/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.cArtisticOIOccupational Interests2.6707/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.dSocialOIOccupational Interests2.3307/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.eEnterprisingOIOccupational Interests7.0007/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.fConventionalOIOccupational Interests4.3307/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.gFirst Interest High-PointIHOccupational Interest High-Point5.0007/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.hSecond Interest High-PointIHOccupational Interest High-Point6.0007/2013Analyst
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability Officers1.B.1.iThird Interest High-PointIHOccupational Interest High-Point2.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.aRealisticOIOccupational Interests4.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.bInvestigativeOIOccupational Interests6.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.cArtisticOIOccupational Interests2.3307/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.dSocialOIOccupational Interests2.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.eEnterprisingOIOccupational Interests5.3307/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.fConventionalOIOccupational Interests6.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.gFirst Interest High-PointIHOccupational Interest High-Point2.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.hSecond Interest High-PointIHOccupational Interest High-Point6.0007/2013Analyst
15-1143.00Computer Network Architects1.B.1.iThird Interest High-PointIHOccupational Interest High-Point5.0007/2013Analyst