The Occupation Information Network (ONET) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Every occupation requires a different mix of knowledge, skills, and abilities, and is performed using a variety of activities and tasks. These distinguishing characteristics of an occupation are described by the O*NET Content Model, which defines the key features of an occupation as a standardized, measurable set of variables called "descriptors".

This hierarchical model starts with six domains, describing the day-to-day aspects of the job and the qualifications and interests of the typical worker. The model expands to 277 descriptors collected by the O*NET program, with more collected by other federal agencies such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics external site.

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Source The Occupation Information Network (ONET)
Author Indiana Business Research Center
Maintainer Management Performance Hub
Version 1.0
Last Updated April 17, 2019, 09:15 (EDT)
Created September 11, 2018, 14:26 (EDT)