While ONET is a tool created by the US Government to present an extensive amount of jobs and industry data, it is a tool that can be successfully used by anyone looking to make a job or career change.
Some examples of how the site can be used:
- A search on Skills: for example ‘complex problem solving’ the site will bring up a list of jobs where complex problem solving skills play a key part. From here you can then find out more about these jobs.
- A search on Career Clusters (Career Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills) for example ‘business, management & administration’ will again bring up a comprehensive list of jobs for you to review.
When you run various searches, each job is given a job outlook rating, in addition to a lot of background information about what the job entails, values, tools & technology and wage and employment trends.
ONET is a brilliant research tool that I would encourage anyone who is exploring job or career options to leverage.