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Summary Report

The Summary report will provide an overview or snapshot of the selected occupation, displaying the most important descriptors.

The Summary report includes: 1

  • Occupation code, title, and definition
  • Sample of Reported Job Titles - Examples of job titles provided by incumbent workers are displayed.
  • Tasks - Tasks are specific work activities that can be unique for each occupation.
  • Tools and Technology - Tools and Technology provides information of machines, equipment, tools, and software that workers may use. (Source: O*NET Tools and Technology)
  • Knowledge - Knowledges are organized sets of principles and facts that apply to a wide range of situations.
  • Skills - Skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning and the performance of activities that occur across jobs.
  • Abilities - Abilities are enduring attributes of an individual that influence performance.
  • Work Activities - Work Activities summarize the kinds of tasks that may be performed across multiple occupations.
  • Work Context - Work Context refers to physical and social factors that influence the nature of work.
  • Job Zone - Occupations with similar experience, education, and training requirements are grouped together into one of the five Job Zones. Ratings for SVP are also provided.
  • Education - Summary data on the level of education required for this occupation.
  • Credentials - Find relevant training programs, certifications, licenses, and registered apprenticeships for this occupation by visiting mySkills myFuture external site.
  • Interests - Interests indicate a person's preferences for work environments and outcomes.
  • Work Styles - Work Styles are personal characteristics that can affect how well someone does a job.
  • Work Values - Work Values are global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction.
  • Related Occupations - Individuals looking to change careers can pursue these occupations with minimal additional preparation. (Source: O*NET Related Occupations - Career Changers matrix)
  • Wages & Employment - Summary national wage and employment data is provided here along with links to CareerOneStop external site to obtain state specific data. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site)
  • Job Openings - Search for job postings relevant to this occupation by visiting mySkills myFuture external site. Expand your job search with links to more state and national job banks, provided by CareerOneStop external site.
  • Additional Information - Selected sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries.

Except as noted above, report data comes from the O*NET Database and Supplemental Database Files.

Ratings and standardized scores are provided for: Knowledges, Skills, Abilities, Work Activities, Work Context, Interests, and Work Values.

Data Collection Information

The data in O*NET OnLine is regularly updated as part of an ongoing data collection program. In the upper right hand corner of the report, a link is provided to information regarding the data source and date of update. (See: Data Collection Information)

1 With few exceptions, the report will include all of the items listed and described. Report exceptions, such as "Military Occupations", will be brief. In the example given, the O*NET Data Collection Program does not include "Military Occupations". Exceptions such as this will be noted. In all cases, the full range of available occupational information will be provided. (return)

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