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USING O*NET INFORMATION IN RESEARCH APPLICATIONS Pamela Frugoli Employment and Training Administration U.S. Department of Labor Webinar Overview 1. O*NET on the Internet 2. O*NET occupational information variables 3. Examples of how O*NET information has been used in research 4. What O*NET information and resources are available 5. How to access and download O*NET information Beyond O*NET OnLine Targeted to Specific Audiences My Next Move My Next Move for Veterans Mi Proximo Paso For technical users O*NET Code Connector O*NET Resource Center O*NET Academy Matches in O*NET-SOC title Lay title Description Tasks DWAs Ranked by relevance What information is in O*NET? O*NET Taxonomy/Classification O*NET Variables Occupational Descriptors O*NET Taxonomy 2010 SOC Plus Aligns with data from Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Can be matched to CPS and Census/ACS occupational data O*NET Content Model 100 s of characteristics and requirement descriptors Worker Characteristics Worker Requirements Experience Requirements Occupation-Specific Requirements Workforce Characteristics Occupational Requirements O*NET Research Applications Products at Work O*NET Products at Work O*NET Products at Work Categories of use: assessment and career information delivery systems educational and research institutions federal and state government agencies international users private companies and commercial products public workforce investment systems and workforce investment boards U.S. Armed Forces Brookings Institution The Hidden STEM Economy, June 2013 Just released! Used O*NET knowledge decriptors to broaden the traditional listing of what qualifies as a STEM occupation Includes high-skilled blue-collar occupations that do not require B.A. or graduate degrees The O*NET database was linked to U.S. Census (decennial years 2011 AmericanCommunity Survey) 2011 BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey (OES) Princeton University How Many U.S. Jobs Might Be Offshorable? Alan S. Blinder, March 2007 Ranked occupations according to how easy/hard it is to offshore the work either physically or electronically based on selected O*NET characteristics Estimated between 22% and 29% of all U.S. jobs are or will be potentially offshorable within a decade or two Found little or no correlation between an occupation s offshorability and the skill level of its workers (as measured either by educational attainment or wages) Controlling for education, the most highly offshorable occupations were already paying significantly lower wages in 2004 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Study found that psychosocial, work organization, and environmental job characteristics from the O*NET database can successfully be linked to large-scale health surveys The data linkage method used may provide other researchers with job descriptors for use in research, surveillance, and workplace redesign Linkages between health data and occupational factors can provide surveillance data to monitor the changing associations between working conditions and specific disorders for workers in different occupations AARP Public Policy Institute and the Urban Institute Employment at Older Ages and the Changing Nature of Work (Johnson, Mermin, & Resseger, 2007 Linked O*NET occupational characteristics to the March 1971 and March 2006 Current Population Surveys Found a sharp decline in the physical demands of jobs and the prevalence of difficult working conditions over time Also found that jobs have become more stressful and cognitively challenging Study suggests that the decline in physical job demands could increase the opportunities for older people to remain at work, complicated however by more stressful, cognitively demanding work Center for Hospitality Research of Cornell University Ability versus Personality: Factors that Predict Employee Job Performance (Tracey, Sturman & Tews, 2007) Used O*NET definitions, education and training requirements, tasks, and required knowledges, skills, and abilities Tested hypothesis that cognitive ability is more important for predicting performance among inexperienced employees than among experienced employees in frontline restaurant jobs Also hypothesized that conscientiousness was more valid for predicting performance among experienced employees than inexperienced employees These hypotheses were supported in their research Editorial Projects in Educational Research Center Learning and Earning (Swanson, 2007) published in Education Week Examined the relationship between education and pay using the O*NET database and the 2005 American Community Survey. Relied on the strong correlation between educational attainment and O*NET job zones Found that only a small percent of people working in low job zones have attained the levels of education or training associated with high job zones and vice versa. Looked at median incomes within each of the five O*NET Job Zones Median incomes for workers in Job Zone 1 occupations are about 20 percent of the median income for workers in Job Zone 5 occupations Federal Reserve Bank of New York Human Capital and Economic Activity in Urban America (Abel & Gabe, 2008) Matched occupational categories between the O*NET system and 2000 U.S. Census Examined relationship between human capital (educational attainment and other knowledge measures) and economic activity in U.S. metropolitan areas s/sr332.html O*NET Resources Available O*NET Toolkit for Business Downloadable tables within O*NET OnLine O*NET Database O*NET Supplemental Files O*NET Questionnaires Reports and Documents O*NET Toolkit for Business O*NET by Job Zone Save Table (XLS/CSV) Searches in O*NET OnLine O*NET Database Formats Tab-delimited Text Format SQL Format O*NET Supplemental Files O*NET Products O*NET Questionnaires In English and Spanish Products/Reports and Documents Questions or comments? 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