O*NET OnLine

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A tool for career exploration and national job analysis!

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more! The O*NET program is a primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of the O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

Tips for using O*NET OnLine:

  • Use the "Find Occupations" section to browse through groups of similar occupations categorized by industry, career cluster, field of work, science area, and more!
  • Use the "Advanced Search" section to focus on occupations that use a specific tool or software, skill set, abilities, interests, knowledge, work activities and more!
  • The "Crosswalks" section can connect you to a wealth of data pertaining to careers beginning with apprenticeship, educational careers, transitioning from military to civilian life, and more!

The Occupation Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.