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Related DWA Search

The Related Detailed Work Activities (DWA) Search enables you to find occupations that perform similar work to your current job. The search uses the O*NET database of over 2,000 DWAs, specific work activities performed across a small to moderate number of occupations within a job family.

The first step is to identify your current occupation, to use as a starting point for your search. In the following example, the user enters "biomedical engineer".

Example

The next screen displays a list of occupations matching your search query. In this example, "Biomedical Engineers" appears at the top of the list.

Click any listed occupation to see its detailed work activities. In this example, the user selected Biomedical Engineers.

Example
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Select whichever work activities you perform now, or would like to perform at your next job. In the following example, the user chose the first two activities and clicked "Continue". Related occupations are shown which involve any of the user's chosen activities.

Example

More than 20 occupations share some of the 2 activities from your current occupation, Biomedical Engineers.

17-3029.01 Non-Destructive Testing Specialists Bright Outlook
2 shared activities
17-3021.00 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
2 shared activities
17-2199.08 Robotics Engineers Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green
2 shared activities
  . . .

For any occupation listed, select its title for more information about the corresponding occupation. To learn about the data presented for an occupation, see OnLine Help for Summary, Details, or Custom Report.

To see more information about why an occupation is related, click the underlined text beneath an occupation title. The matching detailed work activities will be shown.

Example
17-3021.00 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
2 shared activities
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Interpret design or operational test results.

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