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Appendix 4. Content Updates Since Release 4.0

Release 20.3 includes the following:

  • 626 new technology examples related to 144 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.
  • 30 new alternate titles related to 5 occupations were added from customer and professional association input.

Release 20.2 included the following:

  • 857 new alternate titles related to 266 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.
  • 1,015 new technology examples related to 414 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.

Release 20.1 included the following:

  • 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.

Release 20.0 included the following:

  • 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 19.0 included the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (importance, relevance, and frequency) for 126 occupations
  • Addition and update of Abilities, Skills, Work Activities, Knowledge, and Work Context data for 126 occupations
  • Addition and update of Training and Work Experience and Education data for 126 occupations
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data for 126 occupations
  • Addition and update of Job Zones data for 126 occupations
  • Addition and update of Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) and linkages for 126 occupations

Release 18.1 contained the following:

This release includes newly developed Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) data, along with broader Intermediate Work Activities (IWAs) and a separate set of Green DWAs. See the report Work Activities Project Technical Report for details (http://www.onetcenter.org/reports/DWA_2014.html).

The 18.1 release contains five new files:

  • DWA Reference.txt
  • Green DWA Reference.txt
  • IWA Reference.txt
  • Tasks to DWAs.txt
  • Tasks to Green DWAs.txt

All other files are unchanged from the 18.0 release.

Release 18.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (134 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (105 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (105 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (105 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Interests data (83 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (105 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (105 occupations)

Release 17.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (108 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (108 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (108 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (108 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Values data (83 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (108 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (108 occupations)
  • Update of Green Task Statements data (6 occupations)

Release 16.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (107 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (107 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (107 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (107 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (107 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (107 occupations)
  • New Occupational Level Metadata
    • O*NET-SOC Eligible Expert Response Rate
  • Addition of Green Occupations data (204 occupations)
  • Addition of Green Task Statements data (140 occupations)

O*NET Database 15.1 – Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy

The O*NET 15.1 Taxonomy Preview Database aligns the O*NET-SOC taxonomy with the 2010 SOC (Office of Management and Budget, 2010). Data from the O*NET 15.0 database (O*NET-SOC 2009) has been incorporated into the new O*NET-SOC 2010 taxonomy, including the new O*NET-SOC codes, titles, and descriptions. For 838 data-level occupations, the data remains unchanged from its publication in the O*NET 15.0 database. This occurs where the O*NET-SOC 2010 occupation is a clear successor of the O*NET-SOC 2009 occupation. There are 6 exceptional cases where data has been aggregated from one or more source occupations.

Changes made to the O*NET 15.1 Database are summarized below. A historical summary of all database changes since the release of the O*NET 4.0 Database are provided in O*NET Database Content Changes 5.0 - 15.1. In the O*NET 15.1 Database, 545 occupations had changes to their code, title, and/or description that are reflected in the Occupational Data file.

In 15.1, changes in the Domain Files fall into three categories:

  • 50 occupations with data in the 15.0 release have a new O*NET-SOC Code in the 2010 taxonomy. The data and metadata for these occupations are unchanged, but the O*NET-SOC Code field now reflects the latest taxonomy. These code changes impact all domain files, and also the Occupation Level Metadata file.
  • 6 exceptional occupations feature data aggregated from one or more occupations from the O*NET-SOC 2009 taxonomy. In these cases, Recommend Suppress and Not Relevant variables carry a Y value if ANY of the source occupations carried that value; no other metadata variables are included. Some data elements were not aggregated and are not present for these occupations, including all Education, Training, and Experience elements and all task ratings. These 6 occupations, listed below, will be updated through the O*NET Data Collection program with data from job incumbents and occupation experts.
     13-1071.00Human Resources Specialists
     15-1143.00Computer Network Architects
     23-1012.00Judicial Law Clerks
     51-5112.00Printing Press Operators
     51-5113.00Print Binding and Finishing Workers
     51-9151.00Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
  • 26 occupations newly added in the 2010 taxonomy carry new task statements, but not task ratings. This includes the 6 exceptional occupations cited above. With these additional statements, all 974 occupations in the O*NET Data Collection Plan carry full task lists in the 15.1 release.
     11-9013.02Farm and Ranch Managers
     11-9061.00Funeral Service Managers
     13-1071.00Human Resources Specialists
     13-1075.00Labor Relations Specialists
     13-1131.00Fundraisers
     13-2071.00Credit Counselors
     15-1143.00Computer Network Architects
     15-1152.00Computer Network Support Specialists
     21-1094.00Community Health Workers
     23-1012.00Judicial Law Clerks
     25-2051.00Special Education Teachers, Preschool
     25-2052.00Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
     29-1125.01Art Therapists
     29-1125.02Music Therapists
     29-1128.00Exercise Physiologists
     29-2035.00Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
     29-2057.00Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
     29-2099.05Ophthalmic Medical Technologists
     29-2099.07Surgical Assistants
     31-1014.00Nursing Assistants
     31-1015.00Orderlies
     31-9097.00Phlebotomists
     49-2021.00Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
     51-5112.00Printing Press Operators
     51-5113.00Print Binding and Finishing Workers
     51-9151.00Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Release 15.1 contained the following:

  • Codes, titles, and descriptions for 1,110 O*NET-SOC 2010 occupations
  • Task statements for 974 O*NET-SOC 2010 occupations in the O*NET Data Collection Plan
  • Update of 838 O*NET-SOC 2010 occupations through the O*NET Data Collection program with data from job incumbents and occupation experts

Release 15.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (120 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Abilities, Knowledge, Work Activities, and Work Context data (120 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (120 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (120 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (120 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (120 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Skills data (853 occupations)

O*NET Database 14.0 – Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy

The O*NET 14.0 database is the 1st database release to reflect the updated O*NET-SOC 2009 taxonomy. This taxonomy update is the second major change to the taxonomy since 2000 with its conversion to a SOC-based taxonomy (O*NET-SOC 2000). This new taxonomy contains an additional 153 New and Emerging (N&E) occupations. For more information about N&E, see New and Emerging Occupations of the 21st Century: Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy (March, 2009). This report and an O*NET-SOC 2006 to 2009 look-up file are available for download from the O*NET Resource Center web site (http://www.onetcenter.org/taxonomy.html).

Release 14.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (117 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Abilities, Knowledge, Work Activities, and Work Context data (117 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (117 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (117 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (117 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (117 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Interests and Work Values data (96 occupations)

Release 13.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (106 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (106 occupations)
  • Additional Work Context data (106 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (106 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (106 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (108 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (106 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Interests and Work Values data (812 occupations)

Release 12.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (100 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (100 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (100 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (100 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Job Zones (101 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (100 occupations)

Release 11.0 contained the following:

  • Addition and update of Task Statement ratings (101 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (101 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Education, Training and Work Experience data (101 occupations)
  • Addition and update of Work Styles data (101 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (101 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (101 occupations)

O*NET Database 10.0 – Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy

The O*NET 10.0 database was the 1st database release to reflect the updated O*NET-SOC 2006 taxonomy. This taxonomy update is the first major change to the taxonomy since 2000 with its conversion to a SOC-based taxonomy (O*NET-SOC 2000). A summary of this update and implementation of the O*NET-SOC 2006 taxonomy can be found in our Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy Report (April, 2006). The report is available for download from the O*NET Resource Center site (http://www.onetcenter.org/reports/UpdatingTaxonomy.html).

Release 10.0 contained the following:

  • Addition of Task Statement ratings (100 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Education, Training and Work Experience data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Work Styles data (100 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (100 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (100 occupations)

Release 9.0 contained the following:

  • Addition of Task Statement ratings (100 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Education, Training and Work Experience data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Work Styles data (100 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (100 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (100 occupations)

Release 8.0 contained the following:

  • New and revised Task Statements (98 occupations)
  • Addition of Task Statement ratings (100 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Education, Training and Work Experience data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Work Styles data (100 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (100 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (100 occupations)

Release 7.0 contained the following:

  • Addition of Task Statement ratings (100 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Knowledge, Skills, Work Activities, and Work Context data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Education, Training and Work Experience data (100 occupations)
  • Addition of Work Styles data (100 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (100 occupations)
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (100 occupations)

Release 6.0 contained the following:

  • New and revised Task Statements (140 occupations)
  • Addition of Task Statement ratings (126 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Work Activities, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Context data (126 occupations)
  • Addition of Training and Work Experience, and Education data (126 occupations)
  • Addition of Work Styles data (126 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (126 occupations)
  • Addition of scale anchors for both the Work Context and for the Education, Training and Experience domains.
  • Updated Occupation Level Metadata (126 occupations)

Release 5.1 contained the following:

  • New and Revised Task Statements (69 occupations)
  • Updated Job Zones (54 occupations)
  • Level Scale Anchors for Skills, Knowledge, Ability, and Work Activity Domains
  • New Occupational Level Metadata
    • O*NET-SOC Establishment Response Rate
    • O*NET-SOC Employee Response Rate
    • O*NET-SOC Case Completeness Rate
    • Total Completes for O*NET-SOC
  • New Occupational Level Distribution Statistics
    • Data Collection Mode
    • How long at Current Job
    • Industry
  • New Ratings Level Metadata
    • Standard Error
    • Lower 95% Confidence Interval Bound
    • Upper 95% Confidence Interval Bound
    • Sample Size
    • Recommended Suppression
    • Not Relevant for the Occupation flag

O*NET Database 5.0 – First Data Collection Release

The April 2003 release of the O*NET 5.0 Database represented the first database release to incorporate data from the data collection program. It was the first of planned semi-annual updates of the database to update all O*NET-SOC occupations.

Release 5.0 contained the following:

  • New and revised Task Statements (455 occupations)
  • Addition of Task Statement ratings (54 occupations)
  • Updated Abilities, Work Activities, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Context data (54 occupations)
  • Addition of Training and Work Experience, and Education data (54 occupations)
  • Addition of Work Styles data (54 occupations)
  • Addition of metadata to the file structure to specify source of data and date of update
  • Addition of Emerging Task Statements
  • Addition of Detailed Work Activities

O*NET Database 4.0 – Final Analyst Database

The O*NET 4.0 database represents the final version of an analyst ratings only O*NET Database. The ratings for each of the 900+ O*NET-SOC occupations in the 4.0 database were developed by occupational analysts and every occupation contains ratings for the same range of descriptors. The ongoing O*NET data collection program is gradually replacing these original analyst ratings with ratings derived primarily from job incumbents, as well as, ratings from an updated analyst procedure. The database structure and content changes incorporated in 4.0 were made to make the database consistent with data collection program. For more details about these changes, please refer to Summary of O*NET 4.0 Content Model and Database (October 2001) (http://www.onetcenter.org/resData.html#summary)

Appendix 3. Key to Incumbent Occupation Level Metadata   |   Appendix 5. Historical Summary of Database Content Changes