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May 2022 Identifying related occupations- a new process

Related occupations are a key component of career exploration and job search/transition. Similarity of work performed and shared worker requirements are also leveraged in a variety of other important world-of-work related activities, including human resource functions, workforce development, and basic research.

The technical report Developing Related Occupations for the O*NET Program describes a new process for identifying related occupations. The approach includes three important contributors to occupational similarity: what people in the occupations do, what they know, and what they are called.

The report details each major phase of the project work. It concludes with a description of the final products and plans for their future updating. The O*NET websites and database will include the new related occupations as part of the upcoming O*NET 26.3 Database release (May 24, 2022).

April 2022 New O*NET Program Videos!

Learn more about the O*NET Program! Visit O*NET Program videos to watch a program overview or to discover popular uses of O*NET.

Looking for more videos about O*NET products? On our YouTube channel external site , the National Center for O*NET Development hosts a variety of training resources covering O*NET sites, information, and related products. Please subscribe external site today!

April 2022 New BLS wage information in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics external site (BLS) has released wage estimates for 2021. 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. Check out available local, state, and national wage distributions via simple, easy to interpret graphics.

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.

April 2022 Updated apprenticeship information included in O*NET websites

The Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS) crosswalk has been updated by Apprenticeship.gov external site and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and O*NET Code Connector.

Developers and researchers can also access the apprenticeship-to-occupation linkages from O*NET Resource Center—Crosswalks or O*NET Web Services.

March 2022 New Mobile-friendly O*NET OnLine

Use your phone or tablet to visit the new mobile-friendly O*NET OnLine! Quickly find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your career exploration or job analysis needs. Then learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation.

Updated features include:

The new site also provides easy access to other O*NET sites, including the O*NET Resource Center and the My Next Move websites (MNM, MNM for Veterans, Mi Próximo Paso). Connect with us today!

March 2022 Future of Work Initiative - Updated Listing

There is a great deal of interest in changing technological, social, and environmental factors and the effect they may have on the future of work. For a listing of related studies and articles see Future of Work: Bibliography of Papers. This listing is developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration. Customers are encouraged to suggest additions to the listing. The listing was recently updated February 2022.

Future automation is the focus of many of these studies. Various researchers around the world are examining the potential for automation to impact the world of work using different assumptions and approaches. A number of them use O*NET data on occupational tasks, work activities, and other descriptors as one input. To see an example of one of these research approaches, visit O*NET Resource Center—Future of Work Initiative.

March 2022 Updated military information included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (January 2022) and incorporated into O*NET OnLine and My Next Move for Veterans. Supplementing this crosswalk with additional sources of data, including DOD 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.

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

March 2022 Updated Sources of Additional Information

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.

47 occupations were updated with information gathered from customer and professional association feedback. 46 professional associations were added. This report section is now populated within 902 occupations, providing 7,850+ linkages to additional sources of information for customers to explore.

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

February 2022 O*NET Database and websites updated

The 26.2 release of the O*NET database includes the following:

  • 1,147 technology skills related to 509 occupations were added or updated by occupational analyst review.
  • 671 alternate titles related to 222 occupations were added from professional associations, customer input, and other sources.

The new technology skills and alternate titles 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.

November 2021 O*NET Database and websites updated

The O*NET 26.1 database populates 49 occupations with Job Zone assignments, adds new alternate titles for 13 occupations, and updates 60 Level Scale Anchors descriptions within the Knowledge and Generalized Work Activities domains.

This release transitioned technology skills and tools information to an organizing structure based on the latest version of the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC). See: O*NET Database-UNSPSC Reference. Updates to these databases included:

  • 1,900 technology skills related to 586 occupations were added or updated from professional associations, customer input, and other sources;
  • 3,127 tools used related to 327 occupations were added or updated from professional associations, customer input, and other sources.

All new information 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.

October 2021 Updated military information included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (October 2021) 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 and DOD 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.

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

October 2021 Updated BLS information included in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) external site released updated employment totals and projections for 2020 – 2030. 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.

October 2021 Future of Work Initiative

There is a great deal of interest in changing technological, social, and environmental factors and the effect they may have on the future of work. For a listing of related studies and articles see Future of Work: Bibliography of Papers. This listing is developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration. Customers are encouraged to suggest additions to the listing.

Future automation is the focus of many of these studies. Various researchers around the world are examining the potential for automation to impact the world of work using different assumptions and approaches. A number of them use O*NET data on occupational tasks, work activities, and other descriptors as one input. To see an example of one of these research approaches, visit O*NET Resource Center—Future of Work Initiative.

September 2021 Updated Sources of Additional Information

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.

Over 600 occupations were updated with information gathered from customer and professional association feedback, a review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) external site , and job incumbents and occupational experts via O*NET Data Collection. 191 professional associations were added. This report section is now populated within 892 occupations, providing 7,800+ linkages to additional sources of information for customers to explore.

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

August 2021 O*NET Database and websites updated

With the release of the O*NET 26.0 Database, data from job incumbents and occupational experts is now available for 821 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 402 occupations, Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) for 238 occupations, and 89 Level Scale Anchors descriptions within the Abilities and Skills domains. For more information on these updates see: O*NET 26.0 Database Overview.

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

August 2021 Updated military information included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (July 2021) 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, Navy COOL, Marine Corps COOL, Air Force COOL, and Coast Guard COOL, 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.

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