O*NET OnLine Help
Organization of Data in the O*NET Database and O*NET Online
O*NET OnLine is a web-based application that enables users to view and search information in the O*NET Database. The database is available as a series of flat text files that can be easily converted by system developers and skilled database users to any database format needed; visit the Database page of the O*NET Resource Center to get a copy. O*NET 21.2 is the current version of the O*NET database.
The Content Model is the conceptual foundation of O*NET. Within each Content Model domain, information is organized by different levels of description. This hierarchical structure allows O*NET users to drill down to the level of specificity they need for their own purpose. In essence, it creates a staircase that leads users step by step to the depth of information/detail they want. The O*NET program publishes occupational data on 277 Content Model descriptors, with more data available from other federal agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Click any of the six Content Model domains above to explore in greater detail at the O*NET Resource Center.