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Data here are provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

Help: Tools & Technology Finder

What does this tool do?

The Tools & Technology Finder allows you to learn about the machines, equipment, tools and software that workers commonly use in specific occupations.

  • Job seekers can identify new technical skills, competencies, and cutting-edge technologies used in today's information and technology-driven economy. For example, if you’re interested in being a mechanical engineer, you will learn about the different tools (like vibration testers and interferometers) and technologies (like specific computer aided design software and analytical software) you may use on the job.
  • Employers can enhance training resources with occupation-specific requirements and create more accurate and detailed occupation descriptions.
  • Community colleges and other schools can identify transferable skills to aid in the development of education and training curriculum and credentials.

How do I get started?

You use the Tools & Technology Finder in two ways:

  • Look up an occupation to find its related tools and technology. Get started by entering a name or keyword for the occupation, then click “Search”. Or, browse a list of occupations by clicking the “+” next to “List of Occupations,” then choose an occupation. Once you click “Search” or choose an occupation from the list, you will see a list of the tools and technology associated with that occupation.
  • Look up a tool or technology to find occupations that use it. Get started by entering the name or a keyword for a tool, software, machine, or piece of equipment. Click “Search” to find a list of occupations that commonly use that tool or technology.

What can I do with these results?

The Tools & Technology Finder offers two different kinds of results.

The “Results” page lists up to ten categories of Tools and Technology that match your search, along with examples within each category and occupations that make use of that tool or technology. You have several options:

  • To see all examples within any category, click “Show all XXX examples.”
  • To see all occupations that use a category of tool or technology, click “Show all YYY occupations.”
  • To see all tools and technology used by a related occupation, choose one of the related occupations listed on the left.
  • To start over with a new search term, click the blue “New Search” button on the top left side of the page.
  • You can download and save your list of tools and technology in Excel, PDF, Word, or RTF using the “Download” button at the bottom of your results list.

Another kind of result identifies one occupation, and provides a comprehensive listing of all tools and technology used by that occupation. You have several options:

  • To see all tools and technology used by a related occupation, choose one of the related occupations listed on the left.
  • To start over with a new search term, click the blue “New Search” button on the top left side of the page.
  • You can download and save your list of tools and technology in Excel, PDF, Word, or RTF using the “Download” button at the bottom of your results list.

Where does this information come from?

Tools and technology data are collected and analyzed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET). This resource uses more than 14,000 descriptors to highlight what workers will need to be efficient in a high-performance workplace.

CareerOneStop displays tools and technology data for more than 750 occupations.

For information about displaying any of this data on your own website, please visit CareerOneStop’s Web Services.

Who can I contact for help?

Please contact the CareerOneStop Service Center with any questions or comments at info@careeronestop.org.