ONet 8.0 available

ONet 8.0 available

The newest version of O*Net, the Occupational Information Network, was released recently. O*Net is a database of occupations that is designed to help people learn about occupational characteristics and explore careers. Because occupations change over time, O*Net updates its database on a rotational basis about once every 6 months. The goal is to update the entire database within a 5-year period.

O*Net 8.0 has 100 newly revised occupations. Also included are new and revised task statements and data on work styles, training, work experience, and education requirements.

The database, available from O*Net’s Developer’s Corner, is used primarily by systems analysts, developers, and researchers who create other products, software, or systems applications. But anyone with Internet access can download from the O*Net Web site in Zip format or, upon request, in other formats.

Soon, O*Net 8.0 will be used to update O*Net OnLine, which provides occupational data in an easy-to-use, searchable format.

O*Net’s development database is available at www.onetcenter.org/dev_db.html. Visit O*Net OnLine at www.onetcenter.org.

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