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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.

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.

May 2021

O*NET Database and websites updated

The 25.3 release of the O*NET database includes the following:

  • 907 technology skills related to 141 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 182 "hot technologies" are identified.
  • 252 alternate titles related to 139 occupations were added from employer job postings.

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.

May 2021

Updated Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) information within O*NET OnLine

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 been updated. Developers can access the latest crosswalk from O*NET Web Services.

April 2021

New BLS wage information in O*NET websites

The Bureau of Labor Statistics external site (BLS) has released wage estimates for 2020. 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 2021

O*NET Easy Read Content

To better reach their audiences, My Next Move, Mi Próximo Paso, and My Next Move for Veterans use simplified language and content display designed to be easy to understand by a wide variety of readers. Where this wording is based on existing data sources, the “easy read” variants are now available for download. See: O*NET Resource Center—Easy Read Content. In addition, easy read content is available via O*NET Web Services (My Next Move Services, My Next Move for Veterans Services, Mi Próximo Paso Services).

To provide the users of O*NET OnLine with the option to use this content, O*NET OnLine occupation reports are now augmented to include seamless access to the easy read reports available in the three My Next Move sister sites. Find an occupation of your choice now and discover the new report options!

March 2021

Updated military information included in O*NET websites

The Military Occupational Classification (MOC) crosswalk has been updated by the Department of Defense (March 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.

February 2021

Distance Learning Technology Skills identified

The 25.2 release of the O*NET database includes the identification of technology skills related to distance learning and remote training. During the current COVID pandemic, schools, teachers, students, families, and businesses often rely on a wide variety of emerging technologies to navigate the challenges of decentralized education and work environments. For an initial listing of over 50 related technology skills, see O*NET Resource Center — Distance Learning & Remote Training.

O*NET Hot Technologies were also updated in this release, leading to the following database enhancements:

  • 1,206 technology skills related to 232 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 182 “hot technologies” are identified.

The new technology skills 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.