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Related Task Search

The Related Task Search enables you to find occupations that perform similar work to your current job. The search uses the O*NET database of over 19,000 task statements and over 2,000 Detailed Work Activities (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 task statements. In this example, the user selected Biomedical Engineers.

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

Example

14 occupations have tasks related to the 2 tasks from your current occupation, Biomedical Engineers.

17-2199.07 Photonics Engineers Bright Outlook   Green Occupation Green
9 closely related tasks
17-2199.01 Biochemical Engineers Bright Outlook Green Occupation
7 closely related tasks
17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Green Occupation
2 closely related tasks
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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 related task statements for that occupation will be shown.

Example
17-2072.00 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer Green Occupation
2 closely related tasks
  • Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
  • Design electronic components, software, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.

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