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Summary Report

The Summary report will provide an overview or snapshot of the selected occupation, displaying the most important descriptors.

The Summary report includes: 1

  • Occupation code, title, and definition
  • Sample of Reported Job Titles - Examples of job titles provided by incumbent workers are displayed.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge - Knowledges are organized sets of principles and facts that apply to a wide range of situations.
  • Skills - Skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning and the performance of activities that occur across jobs.
  • Abilities - Abilities are enduring attributes of an individual that influence performance.
  • 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 Context - Work Context refers to physical and social factors that influence the nature of work.
  • 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.
  • Education - Summary data on the level of education required for this occupation.
  • Credentials - Find relevant training programs, certifications, licenses, and registered apprenticeships for this occupation by visiting CareerOneStop external site and external site.
  • Interests - Interests indicate a person's preferences for work environments and outcomes.
  • Work Styles - Work Styles are personal characteristics that can affect how well someone does a job.
  • Work Values - Work Values are global aspects of work that are important to a person's satisfaction.
  • Related Occupations - Individuals looking to change careers can pursue these occupations with minimal additional preparation.
  • Wages & Employment - 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 by visiting CareerOneStop external site.
  • Additional Information - Selected sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries.

Except as noted above, report data comes from the O*NET Database.

Many sections of the Summary report show the five most important descriptors initially. A bar at the top of the section indicates the total number available to see. To show all descriptors important to this occupation, click the Show all icon in the bar.

Related Occupations

When the See more occupations related to this item icon appears next to an item, you can click it to see a list of related occupations. For example, selecting the See more occupations related to this item 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.

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)

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