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December 2019 Competency Frameworks and Linked Data

The O*NET Content Model includes worker- and job-oriented hierarchical taxonomies that can effectively serve as frameworks for organizing workforce competencies, credentials, and other work-relevant information. Visit the new Competency Frameworks section to discover a variety of easy-to-use competency frameworks, including Technology Skills, Abilities, Cross-Functional Skills, Basic Skills, and Knowledge.

The frameworks are available in Excel format and also as JSON-LD: machine-readable Linked Data external site described using the CTDL-ASN external site schema (Credential Transparency Description Language Profile of Achievement Standards Network Description Language) developed by the Credential Engine external site project.

For a summary of O*NET machine-discoverable information see: Link to Us--Machine-Readable Data.

December 2019 Updated military information included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (October 2019) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Supplementing this crosswalk with additional sources of data, including The ASVAB Career Exploration Program external site, Army COOL external site, Navy COOL external site, Marine Corps COOL external site, and Coast Guard COOL external site provides transitioning Veterans with a wide variety of careers to potentially explore. See O*NET Military Transition Search or visit O*NET Resource Center Crosswalks to learn more.

In addition, updated reports for military occupations within O*NET OnLine now include rich information on military classifications through direct links to Careers in the Military external site.

November 2019 O*NET Database and websites updated

The 24.1 release of the O*NET database includes the following:

  • 1,416 technology skills related to 332 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 161 "hot technologies" are identified.
  • 170 alternate titles related to 102 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.

The new data is incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine.

Learn more or download the database from our Developer's Corner. Developers can also access the latest data from O*NET Web Services.

October 2019 Updated BLS information included in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) external site released updated employment projections for 2018 – 2028. This information is now included within O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans. The updated information is also incorporated within the Bright Outlook feature included within the O*NET sites.

Based on a new publication of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) external site, the Occupation Handbook Crosswalk Search and the occupational reports within O*NET OnLine have also been updated.

September 2019 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (July 2019) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Supplementing this crosswalk with additional sources of data, including The ASVAB Career Exploration Program external site, Army COOL external site, Navy COOL external site, Marine Corps COOL external site, and Coast Guard COOL external site provides transitioning Veterans with a wide variety of careers to potentially explore. Within the O*NET Military Transition Search, civilian career options are presented alongside helpful military links and information. It includes over 46,000+ linkages between 12,500+ distinct MOC occupations and related O*NET-SOC occupations. To learn more, visit O*NET Resource Center Crosswalks.

August 2019 O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomy paper and crosswalks

With the release by the Office of Management and Budget of an updated Standard Occupational Classification (2018 SOC), the O*NET Program is moving forward with the transition to this new SOC standard. The technical report Updating the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy: Incorporating the 2018 SOC Structure describes the new O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomy based on the 2018 SOC. The report summarizes code, title, and definition changes and the overall relationship between the 2018 SOC and the O*NET-SOC 2019 taxonomies.

To help with the transition to the new structure, related crosswalks are now available: Crosswalk O*NET-SOC 2019 to 2018 SOC, Crosswalk O*NET-SOC 2010 to O*NET-SOC 2019 and Crosswalk O*NET-SOC 2010 to 2018 SOC.

For more information, including an interactive summary graphic, a variety of occupational listings, and additional transition plans, visit O*NET Resource Center–O*NET-SOC Taxonomy.

August 2019 O*NET Database and websites updated

With the release of the O*NET 24.0 Database, data from job incumbents and occupational experts is now available for 969 O*NET-SOC occupations, of which 100 occupations were updated in this release. This release also updates the Alternate Titles and Sample of Reported Titles data for 299 occupations, from employer job postings and other sources, along with Detailed Work Activities for 63 occupations.

The new data is incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine. Learn more or download the database from the Resource Center. Developers can also access the latest data from O*NET Web Services.

June 2019 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (April 2019) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Supplementing this crosswalk with additional sources of data, including The ASVAB Career Exploration Program external site, Army COOL external site, Navy COOL external site, Marine Corps COOL external site, and Coast Guard COOL external site provides transitioning Veterans with a wide variety of careers to potentially explore. Within the O*NET Military Transition Search, civilian career options are presented alongside helpful military links and information. It includes over 46,000+ linkages between 12,500+ distinct MOC occupations and related O*NET-SOC occupations. To learn more, visit O*NET Resource Center Crosswalks.

The updated search can also be accessed via O*NET Web Services.

May 2019 O*NET Database and websites updated

The 23.3 release of the O*NET database includes the following:

  • 197 technology skills related to 101 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 182 "hot technologies" are identified.
  • 209 alternate titles related to 118 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.

The new data is incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine.

Learn more or download the database from our Developer's Corner. Developers can also access the latest data from O*NET Web Services.

April 2019 New BLS wage information in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) external site has released wage estimates for 2018. The latest wages are now included in career reports within O*NET OnLine, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans.

My Next Move's state maps also feature updated data, showing which states have above average work opportunities for a given career. Click on "Check out my state" from career reports in My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans.

Developers can access these updates via O*NET Web Services.

March 2019 O*NET Sources of Additional Information Updated

Within the O*NET OnLine occupation reports, the Sources of Additional Information section provides customers with a list of sources external to the O*NET Program that offer occupationally relevant information, such as related jobs, specialties, and industries.

216 occupations were updated with professional association information gathered directly from job incumbents and occupational experts via O*NET Data Collection. This report section is now populated within 945 occupations, providing 5,400+ linkages to additional sources of information for customers to explore.

Developers can access the data from O*NET Web Services.

March 2019 New O*NET Database Services API

O*NET Database Services is a major update to our current O*NET Web Services, providing real-time access to the raw information in the downloadable O*NET Database. This complements our existing Web Services, which provide information based on the organization of our web applications and search tools. Developers and researchers can use the new Database Services as an alternative to downloading and regularly updating a local copy of the O*NET Database. Use these services to:

  • Programmatically discover every file in the database, and what data each file contains
  • Retrieve all data from any part of the database
  • Filter and sort results based on multiple criteria

The Database Services API always provides the latest version of the O*NET Database (currently 23.2), with no need to worry about downloading and integrating quarterly updates.

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February 2019 Updated military occupations included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (January 2019) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. By supplementing this crosswalk with additional sources of data, including The ASVAB Career Exploration Program external site, Army COOL external site, Navy COOL external site, and Marine Corps COOL external site projects, both sites offer 45,000+ linkages between 13,000+ distinct MOC occupations and related O*NET-SOC occupations. Within the O*NET Military Transition Search, civilian career options are presented alongside helpful military links and information. To learn more, visit O*NET Resource Center Crosswalks.

The updated search can also be accessed via O*NET Web Services.

February 2019 O*NET Database and websites updated

The 23.2 release of the O*NET database includes the following:

  • 339 technology skills related to 133 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 186 "hot technologies" are identified.
  • 150 alternate titles related to 84 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.

The new data is incorporated within My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, My Next Move for Veterans, and O*NET OnLine.

Learn more or download the database from our Developer's Corner. Developers can also access the latest data from O*NET Web Services.