O*NET Alternate Titles Procedures


November 2015

Occupational Taxonomy

Christina Gregory North Carolina State University

Phil Lewis National Center for O*NET Development


O*NET Alternate Titles represent a list of alternate or lay titles that are linked to O*NET occupations, helping customers gain a better understanding of these occupations and aiding them in their occupational searches. This paper details the multi-method data collection approach used to populate the Alternate Titles. Data sources include incumbent/occupational expert data, employer job postings, Occupational Code Assignment (OCA) submissions, transactional analyses, customer and professional group requests, additional occupational classification systems, and other miscellaneous sources.