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What does the Onet website offer?

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The Onet website, also called O*Net Online, offers job and career evaluation information. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, the purpose of Onet is to make occupational data widely available online so that job seekers, human resource specialists and those seeking education and career advancement can make employment-related decisions in light of accurate information about salaries, skills and projected industry growth.

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The Onet website allows users to search among a list of jobs by category. Those categories include STEM-related jobs, green-economy jobs, career industries likely to grow in number and jobs grouped by industry. Once the user selects one of these categories, he has the option to narrow the search to specific types or fields and then further narrow the search to a list of specific occupations. For each occupation, Onet lists the skills a person needs to perform the job, the education a person typically needs to work in that job, the tasks a person likely performs on a regular basis when on the job, and the technology a person in the industry likely uses to complete his work. Onet lists typical salary or wage information for the job.

Onet also lets users search for careers that use or desire a particular skill. Special sections of Onet discuss ideas and available assistance for military veterans seeking career advancement or employment. The website also offers education and apprenticeship information.

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