O*NET Career Database FAQ

O*NET Career Database FAQ

Q: What is the O*NET Database?
A: The O*NET Database is a resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. It contains over 800 complete career profiles. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

Q: How are careers matched to student results?
A: Career matching is based on the Human eSources Career Matching Technology®. This takes into account the individual’s assessment results as well as their career cluster interest ratings. 

Q: What are Combined Results?
A: The Combined Results section is available for students who have completed two or more assessments. The careers listed in this section are matched based on the combined results of all assessments taken, providing a more holistic and pared down list of career matches.

Q: Are students limited to viewing only their matched careers?
A: Students are able to view all career profiles available by selecting the All Careers tab.

Q: How often is the career database updated?
A: Depending on the significance of the updates provided by O*NET, the database is typically updated approximately every few years.