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Data Documentation - Web Services List 1

 

What's Available
Find wages by occupation
Build an occupation profile
Find and translate military occupation information
Get occupational licensing information
Get certification information
Find an American Job Center

Find wages by occupation

CareerOneStop's wage data includes hourly and annual wages at the following percentiles: 10, 25, 50 (median), 75 and 90. Wage data are available for more than 800 occupations. Wage data are collected by each state through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) at the U.S. Department of Labor. National wage estimates are developed by BLS. State and national occupation information is classified using the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system. Wage data are updated on CareerOneStop annually. For more detailed information about the program or the survey refer to the OES web page.

Where can I see this data set being used? Visit CareerOneStop's Salary Tool . Or, test drive this Web service and see sample output.

Build an occupation profile

Occupational Profile information includes employment trend data (projections of employment growth and job openings for 2004-2014); knowledge, skills, and abilities by occupation; tasks and activities by occupation; common tools and technology used in select occupations; and education and training requirements by occupation. Employment trend data are collected by each state through the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) at the U.S. Department of Labor. National trends estimates are developed by BLS. Occupation trends data are updated in two year cycles; national data are released in even-ending years and state data are released in odd-ending years. Data that are unavailable is noted with a dash ( - ). For more detailed information about the program or the survey, refer to the OES Projections web page. Knowledge, skills, abilities, tasks, activities, tools and technology, and education and training requirements come from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

Where can I see this data set being used? Visit CareerOneStop's Occupation Profile . Or, test drive this Web service and see sample output.

Find and translate military occupation information

Military occupational codes (MOCs) are classifications developed by the branches of the U.S. military to classify military careers. Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) codes are a standard set of codes used to classify civilian occupations. More than 820 occupations are grouped into broad occupations, major groups, and minor groups according to job duties, skills, education, and experience. The use of SOC codes simplifies the process that federal, state, and other agencies use to report information about occupations to each other. For more information about SOC codes, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics SOC. The two data sets were originally crosswalked by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).

Where can I see this data set being used? Visit CareerOneStop's Military to Civilian Occupation Translator .

Get occupational licensing information

The occupational licensing database includes license title, state, occupation, issuing agency contact information, description of requirements, and, when available, a history including the number of licenses issued Licensing information is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The National Crosswalk Center combines the license information into a single database. States are required to submit updated license information once every two years. These changes are updated by CareerOneStop four times each year. Please note that not all states submit license information and there is no way to guarantee that each state collects all of the license information for their state.

More information on licensing: The Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) defines occupational licensing as the most restrictive form of professional and occupational regulation; in most cases licenses are issued by states and vary by state.

Where can I see this data set being used? Visit CareerOneStop's Licensed Occupations . Or, test drive this Web service and see sample output.

Get certification information

Database includes certification name, occupation, industry, certifying organization's contact information, requirement information, and renewal information. Data are compiled and maintained by CareerOneStop. All included certifications require either education, training, work experience, or examination but are not state-required licenses.

More information on certifications: A certification is usually an examination or a record of work-related credentials. Certifications are documents issued to an individual by an external organization to communicate a certain level of skill attainment to a potential or current employer, or, in some cases, to a regulatory authority. In most cases, the state grants title protection to persons with certifications. Uncertified individuals may practice the same or similar job duties, but specialized titles are reserved only for individuals who have the related certification

Where can I see this data set being used? Visit CareerOneStop's Certification Finder . Or, test drive this Web service and see sample output.

Find an American Job Center

Data set includes both comprehensive and affiliate American Job Centers' name, location (with map and driving directions), and contact information for veterans representatives when available. Data are compiled and updated by CareerOneStop semi-annually.

Where can I see this data set being used? Visit America's Service Locator . Or, test drive this Web service and see sample output.

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