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Learn more about the Occupation Profile.

What does this tool do?

The Occupation Profile provides details on more than 950 careers. For each occupation, you’ll find 18 cards with career information including:

  • Description: a summary of the career and a list of other common job titles used for the career
  • Career video: A short video showing what it’s like to work in the career and highlighting wages, skills, employment outlook, and other career information
  • Outlook: an overview of expected job opportunities in the career, nationwide
  • Projected employment: statistics showing how much employment is expected to grow or decline in this career over a 10-yer period, in the nation as a whole and in any state you select
  • Typical wages: the range of how much most workers in the career earn per hour, in any location you select
  • Education and experience: the typical level of education, work experience, and on-the-job training that most people have when they start in the career
  • Typical education: the range of education levels of people who currently work in the career
  • Certifications: national certifications related to the career
  • Licenses: occupational licensing requirements in the career, for any state you select
  • Apprenticeships: contact information for employers that have sponsored apprenticeships in the career, in any state you select
  • Activities: a list of the detailed work activities that are common for this career
  • Tasks: a list of tasks most commonly performed in jobs in this career
  • Knowledge: a list of general knowledge areas (often gained through education) that are most commonly required for jobs in the career
  • Skills: a list of the work-related skills most commonly required for jobs in the career
  • Abilities: a list of personal qualities that might influence work and are most commonly required for success in the career
  • Interests: a list of work-environment preferences that are most commonly associated with the career
  • Related occupations: a list of other careers that have similar skill and experience requirements as the selected career
  • Other resources: links to additional information about the career

You can learn more about all of the above information by clicking the “?” in the lower right corner of any of the cards in the Occupation Profile.

How do I get started?

Just enter any career and your location into the search box. Or, click “List of Occupations” to see a list of career names that you can select from.

You’ll see an Occupation Profile featuring 12 cards with the most requested occupation information about your career choice.  There are five additional cards that you can access by clicking “Edit page” on the left. From there, you can add or delete any cards on your profile.  You can also drag and drop any cards to re-arrange and customize the look of your profile.

Use the “New search” button on the left to create a profile of another career.

Can I save my profile?

Yes! Use the download button at the bottom of your profile to save a version as a .PDF file, a Microsoft Word document, or a rich text file.

Where does this information come from?

All information and data in the Occupation Profile are collected and maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor. Data sources include the Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*NET Resource Center, and CareerOneStop’s data center.

Click “?” in the lower right corner of any of the cards to find links to specific data sources.

Who can I contact for help?

Contact the CareerOneStop Service Center at info@careeronestop.org.