Generic, customizable forms of the questionnaires used in the O*NET Data Collection Program are provided below, in English and Spanish languages. These questionnaires can be used as a starting point to collect occupational data in support of a wide range of economic/workforce investment activities and human resource management functions. The questionnaires may be completed by job incumbents or subject matter experts.
You may find it useful to modify them to meet your particular needs by adding questions and scales to the instruments or other types of survey instruments. It is recommended, however, that you carefully consider the deletion of questions from the questionnaire because each questionnaire has been developed to represent particular domains of information.
15 questions about a worker‘s amount of experience and background.
6 questions about the education and experience requirements for a job.
66 questions about work-related areas of knowledge. Knowledge areas are sets of facts and principles needed to address problems and issues that are part of a job.
updated November 2021
84 questions about work activities. A work activity is a set of similar actions that are performed together in many different jobs.
57 questions about working conditions. These questions are about a work setting and its possible hazards, the pace of work, and dealings with other people.
16 questions about work styles. A work style is a personal characteristic that can affect how well someone does a job.
These questionnaires are not used in the O*NET Data Collection Program; their contents are based on the O*NET Content Model. Like the above, these questionnaires can be used as a starting point to collect occupational data in support of a wide range of economic/workforce investment activities and human resource management functions.
Note: Within the O*NET Database, Abilities and Skills data are populated by Occupational Analysts. This process does not use a questionnaire format, but uses similar and additional information to develop the ratings. (See: Data Collection — Skills and Abilities.)
In August 2021, these questionnaires were updated with modernized and streamlined level scale anchors. (See: O*NET Level Scale Anchor Updates: Abilities and Skills Domains.) In December 2021, the Spanish-language Abilities questionnaire was added.
104 questions about job-related abilities. An ability is an enduring talent that can help a person do a job.
updated December 2021
70 questions about work-related skills. A skill is the ability to perform a task well. It is usually developed over time through training or experience. A skill can be used to do work in many jobs or it can be used in learning.
updated August 2021
These covers can be easily customized with company names and logos.