The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is an online database developed by the U.S. Department of Labor that functions as the primary source of occupational information in the United States. Today, the O*NET Center released its new 25.1 Database. Last restructured in 2010, the new database includes important additions and changes that will help students and adults explore and consider today’s world of work as they make choices and plan for future careers.
O*NET's new database offers the latest information on wages and salaries, employment trends, and other job outlook and labor market information.
Kuder has integrated the new database in Kuder Navigator® and Kuder Journey® to connect our users with the latest information on wages and salaries, employment trends, and other job outlook and labor market information.
“Like the developers of O*NET, Kuder knows that valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy,” said Rich Gates, chief product officer for Kuder. “The new O*NET database includes 923 occupations that Kuder is now mapping directly to our users’ interests, skills confidence, and work values assessment results. We’re excited that this update connects our users with the latest information on wages and salaries, employment trends, and other job outlook and labor market information as compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,” he said.
New O*NET database highlights:
Among the newly added occupations in the updated O*NET database are Data Scientist, Disc Jockey, Lighting Technician, Security Manager, Blockchain Engineer, and Financial Risk Specialists. Highlights of the new database include:
- 62 added occupation areas.
- 4 new and emerging occupations in the area of cyber security.
- 75 occupations with updated titles.
- 280 occupations with new and refreshed descriptions.
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