The OptimalOccupations™ API is formulated from O*NET data and makes it easy to create applications that include information from the O*NET 18.1 database. Developers can use the OptimalOccupations™ API in combination with other OptimalResume APIs to create value-added career applications for customers.

How is it different?

The OptimalOccupations™ API enables developers to easily retrieve occupation data using any of the standard filters available on O*NET Online, including keyword or O*NET-SOC code, career cluster, industry, job zone, bright outlook, green economy sector, job family, and STEM discipline.

Find Occupations

Career Cluster
Career Clusters contain occupations in the same field of work that require similar skills. Students, parents, and educators can use Career Clusters to help focus education plans towards obtaining the necessary knowledge, competencies, and training for success in a particular career pathway
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management
    and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales and
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Industries are broad groups of businesses or organizations with similar activities, products, or services. Occupations are considered part of an industry based on their employment.
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Government
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Information
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Retail Trade
  • Self-Employed
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Trade
Job Family
Job Families are groups of occupations based upon work performed, skills, education, training, and credentials.
  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Business and Financial Operations
  • Community and Social Service
  • Computer and Mathematical
  • Construction and Extraction
  • Education, Training, and Library
  • Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
  • Food Preparation and Serving Related
  • Healthcare Practitioners
    and Technical
  • Healthcare Support
  • Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Legal
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science
  • Management
  • Military Specific
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Healthcare Practitioners
    and Technical
  • Personal Care and Service
  • Production
  • Protective Service
  • Sales and Related
  • Transportation and Material
Bright Outlook
Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations
  • Rapid Growth
  • Numerous Job Openings
  • New and Emerging
Job Zone
Job Zones group occupations into one of five categories based on levels of education, experience, and training necessary to perform the occupation.
  • One: Little or No Preparation Needed
  • Two: Some Preparation Needed
  • Three: Medium Preparation Needed
  • Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Green Economy Sector
The green economy will cause a change in occupations' employment demand or work and worker requirements such as tasks, skills, knowledge, and credentials. Green occupations are linked to Green Economy Sectors.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Trading
  • Environment Protections
  • Governmental and Regulatory Administration
  • Green Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Renewable Energy Generation
  • Research, Design, and Consulting Services
  • Transportation
STEM Discipline
Find occupations that require education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geosciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics/Astronomy

How can I get started?

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