O*NET® Career Exploration Tools


The O*NET® team has designed a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. They also are designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition. The assessment instruments, which are based on a "whole-person" concept, are grouped into two major families:

These instruments will help individuals identify their work-related interests and what they consider important on the job to explore occupations that relate most closely to those attributes. Users of the tools may link to the more than 950 occupations described by the O*NET database, as well as to occupational information in CareerOneStop. This allows individuals to make a seamless transition from assessing their interests and work values to matching their job skills with the requirements of occupations in their local labor market.

The O*NET Career Exploration Tools may be redistributed or used to develop other assessments under a choice of licenses. See the Career Exploration Tools License page for more information.

The O*NET Ability Profiler has been retired. The materials previously distributed to support Ability Profiler administration, scoring, and training are archived for research purposes only.