O*NET provides important occupational information that can help:
- people seeking first jobs, new jobs, or better jobs
- people who are choosing or changing careers
- career counselors
- school counselors
- vocational rehabilitation counselors
- State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees (SOICCs)
More information opens more occupational options. Using O*NET OnLine, a web-based application that provides user-friendly access to O*NET occupational information, you can:
- find occupations to explore;
- search for occupations that use your skills;
- look at related occupations;
- view Summary Reports, including the most important characteristics of the worker and requirements of the work;
- view Detail Reports or Custom Reports, offering the user control over the type and level of information displayed;
- use crosswalks to find corresponding occupations in other classification systems; and
- connect to other online career information resources.
We invite you to explore the world of work with O*NET OnLine!
The following categories are examples of some of the options O*NET OnLine allows you to explore:
- Skills (35 skills)
- Basic Skills (Mathematics, Writing, Reading Comprehension, etc.)
- Cross-Functional Skills (Equipment Selection, Quality Control Analysis, etc.)
- Generalized Work Activities — 41 general types of job behaviors (Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work, Interacting with Computers, etc.) occurring on multiple jobs.
- Interests — Six occupational types that can be connected with a worker's personal interests to indicate which occupations would be most fulfilling.
- Work Styles — 16 work style characteristics that can connect what is important to a worker with occupations that reflect or develop those values, such as Initiative, Persistence, Cooperation, etc.
- Work Context — 57 physical and social factors that influence the nature of work, such as physical and structural work characteristics.
- Experience and Training — Five "Job Zones" that distinguish the levels of education and training connected to occupations.