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Key Features

Search Functions

  • Find Occupations by browsing Career Clusters, industries, Job Families, Job Zones, O*NET descriptors, or STEM disciplines.
  • Use Skills Search to explore occupations with skills sets similar to yours.
  • A simple Crosswalk Search locates O*NET-SOC occupations using any of several different occupational classifications systems [Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), Military Occupational Classification (MOC), Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS), and Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)].
  • More efficient and comprehensive keyword search maximizes search results and allows for both text (one or more words or partial words) and code (O*NET-SOC) input.
  • The Occupation Quick Search (carried in the page header) provides a ready search capability from every page in O*NET OnLine.


  • Quick and easy access to Summary, Details, or Custom reports.
  • Each report provide a seamless connection from the O*NET-SOC occupation to its corresponding wages and employment outlook found in CareerOneStop.
  • Custom Report provides crosswalks to other classification systems (CIP, DOT, MOC, OOH, RAPIDS, and SOC) and Related Occupations.
  • "Save" occupational information for easy use in word processing, spreadsheet or database programs.

Apprenticeship Information

  • Job Zone (educational and experience requirements) descriptor now includes apprenticeship specialties associated with the occupation and provides links to the national and state apprenticeship offices

Universal accessibility through a single site

  • Screen reader compatibility is built in
  • Ability to adjust font size on-screen without switching to another site (replaces low vision version)
  • Section 508 compliant

Easier to use without training and support

  • More comprehensive contextual help features
  • Detailed screen examples to assist user in effectively using OnLine
  • Intuitive screen interface

Support for application developers

  • Published multiple application program interfaces (API's) available to connect vendor systems to O*NET OnLine at the occupational and desired report level

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