O*NET OnLine Help Custom Report

Custom Report Menu

The Custom Report Menu provides the means for selecting desired descriptor(s), scales, and minimum score levels to include in the report. It provides users the flexibility to custom build a report that includes only those items meeting user-specified criteria. Custom Report also provides options not found in Summary or Details reports, including Work Activities Outline and crosswalks to other classification systems.

To the left of each content area, a checkbox is provided for selecting any one or more of the content areas to include in the report. For some content areas, such as Knowledge and Skills, additional options are provided when you activate the checkbox. These options enable the users to specify additional report parameters, such as scale and minimum cutoff values.

Custom Report

The Custom report includes: 1

  • Occupation code, title, and definition
  • Sample of Reported Job Titles - Examples of job titles provided by incumbent workers are displayed.
  • Occupation-Specific Information
    • Tasks - Tasks are specific work activities that can be unique for each occupation.
    • Technology Skills - Technology Skills provide examples of software that workers may use. Includes Hot Technology - technology requirements frequently included in employer job postings.
    • Tools Used - Tools Used provides information of machines, equipment, and tools that workers may use.
  • Occupational Requirements
    • Work Activities - Work Activities summarize the kinds of tasks that may be performed across multiple occupations.
    • Detailed Work Activities (DWAs) - DWAs provide information on the common work activities required across occupations. These cross-occupational descriptors are less specific than Tasks, which are occupationally specific, and DWAs provide information on the common work activities required across occupations. They are provided within each of the more general Work Activities with which they are associated.
    • Work Activities Outline - View an occupation's hiearchy of generalized, intermediate, and detailed work activities, and occupation-specific task statements.
    • Work Context - Work Context refers to physical and social factors that influence the nature of work.
  • Experience Requirements
    • 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.
    • Training & Credentials - Find relevant training programs, certifications, licenses, and registered apprenticeships for this occupation.
  • Worker Requirements
    • Skills - Skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning and the performance of activities that occur across jobs.
    • Knowledge - Knowledges are organized sets of principles and facts that apply to a wide range of situations.
    • Education - Summary data on the level of education required for this occupation.
  • Worker Characteristics
    • Abilities - Abilities are enduring attributes of an individual that influence performance.
    • Interests - Interests indicate a person's preferences for work environments and outcomes.
    • Work Values - Work Values are global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction.
    • Work Styles - Work Styles are personal characteristics that can affect how well someone does a job.
  • Workforce Characteristics
    • Wages & Employment Trends - Summary national wage and employment data is provided here along with search options for state specific data. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics external site)
    • Job Openings - Search for job postings relevant to this occupation.
  • More Information
    • Related Occupations - Individuals looking to change careers can pursue these occupations with minimal additional preparation.
    • Crosswalk - The corresponding codes and titles in other classification systems. Currently the crosswalks include: Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), Military Occupational Classification (MOC), Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS), and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC).
    • Sources of Additional Information - Selected sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries.

Except as noted, report data comes from the O*NET Database. See External Data Sources for more information.

Ratings and standardized scores are provided for: Tasks, Work Activities, Work Context, Skills, Knowledge, Abilities, Interests, Work Values, and Work Styles. An option to view scale anchors is available for Work Activities, Skills, Abilities, and Work Styles.

In many sections, you can choose to show the ten most important descriptors initially. A button at the top of the section indicates the total number available to see. To show all descriptors matching your selected scoring criteria, click the button with the chevron icon.

Related Occupations

When the Related occupations icon appears next to an item, you can click it to see a list of related occupations. For example, selecting the Related occupations icon next to a particular skill shows occupations where that skill is an important part of the work. Click on any listed occupation to see its full Summary report.

Save Table

Most sections include a "save table" option that lets you view or download the data as an XLSX (Microsoft Excel) or CSV (Comma-Separated Values) file. An XLSX file is readable by Microsoft Excel and some other spreadsheet applications. A CSV file contains the values in a table as a series of text lines organized so that each column value is separated by a comma from the next column's value and each row starts a new line. Generally spreadsheet or relational database applications can read CSV files.

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)