O*NET Online

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more. The database includes hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy.

Key Features

  • Continuous Updates | The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.
  • Variety of Resources | O*NET’s resources are wide ranging and include a number of tools that can be used both on and offline, including skill and interest profilers.
  • Occupational Database | Powered by O*NET's occupational database, jobseekers can take interest and skill inventories or search by skills, abilities, or previous jobs to find and explore career profiles that include up-to-date local wages and projections, career videos, and more.
  • APIs and Downloadable Data | Because O*NET is sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, all of their data is open source and available for download and integration into other websites.
  • O*NET Academy | Set of learning resources, including online courses and webinars, to help workforce development professionals make the most of O*NET data.

Explore O*NET’s database of over 1,000 occupations by knowledge, skills, interests, and abilities.

Crosswalks allow jobseekers to search occupations by skill background, including skills aligned to military occupations.

Extensive resources, courses, and trainings help professionals make the most of O*NET data.

Evidence of Effectiveness

O*NET information is used by millions of individuals every year, including those taking advantage of O*NET Online, My Next Move, and other publicly and privately developed applications. The data have proven vital in helping people find the training and jobs they need, and employers the skilled workers necessary to be competitive in the marketplace.

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