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Quick Search can be used to locate occupations using a keyword or O*NET-SOC Code.

Quick Search by Keyword

You can enter a word, phrase, or title to search for an O*NET-SOC occupation. To narrow or broaden the scope of your search, you may wish to experiment with the word, phrase, or title you submit. Your search results are displayed as a list of occupations ranked based on how well they matched the keyword. Each occupation on your list is provided a score. Click on the score provided at the left of the screen to view the matches to the keyword(s) you entered.

Relevance Score - The search strategy used in the keyword search employs a combination of occupational information, such as associated alternate titles, description, and tasks. A raw score is calculated based on the number of matches across the different data elements and their respective weights. This maximum score becomes the normalization factor. The scores are translated to a 0 to 100 relevance ranking by the following formula: relevance ranking = (score / maximum score) * 100. Thus, the occupation with the highest relevance ranking will be 100. Those occupational titles receiving less that the maximum score will receive a lower ranking. The lowest possible ranking is 0.

In the following example, the user enters the keyword "dental", to search for a "Dental Laboratory Technician".

Example


Examples: 25-1011.00, dental assistant

This search returns occupations which contain the keyword "dental" in their occupational information. An occupation like "Dental Laboratory Technicians", which contains the word "dental" in its title, receives a high score. An occupation like "Medical Secretaries", which contains the detailed work activity "maintain dental or medical records", receives a lower score.

In this search, the occupation "Dental Laboratory Technicians" appears near the top of the list. (Note: Updates to databases used in the keyword result may alter items displayed in the example below.)

Example

Relevance Score
Code Occupation
100   31-9091.00 Dental Assistants   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
99   51-9081.00 Dental Laboratory Technicians
91   29-2021.00 Dental Hygienists Bright Outlook
. . .
33   43-6013.00 Medical Secretaries Bright Outlook
. . .

For any occupation listed, select its title to see more information about the corresponding occupation. For more information on these options, see OnLine Help for Summary, Details, or Custom Report.

Quick Search by O*NET-SOC Code

Example #1 - Enter an 8-digit O*NET-SOC or partial code to list matching O*NET-SOC occupations. For example, entering a complete code of "41-3031.00":

Example


Examples: 25-1011.00, dental assistant

yields a single entry for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents.

Example

1 O*NET-SOC code matching "41-3031.00"

Example #2 - Entering a partial code of "41-3031"

Example


Examples: 25-1011.00, dental assistant

yields the 4 matching O*NET-SOC occupations listed below.

Example #3 - Entering "41"

Example


Examples: 25-1011.00, dental assistant

will yield a list of all 27 O*NET-SOC occupations within this group.

For any occupation listed, select its title to see more information about the corresponding occupation. For more information on these options, see OnLine Help for Summary, Details, or Custom Report.


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