CareerOneStop’s 2019 Year in Review

CareerOneStop had a great 2019—and we hope you did too!  This week we’re looking back at some of our favorite new tools and resources from the past year.

Employment Patterns

Employment Patterns logoCareerOneStop’s newest online tool provides a snapshot of industry employment by occupation. Visit Employment Patterns to see employment by industry within any one of more than 800 occupations. Simply enter the occupation of your choice and you’ll find a list of industries that employ workers in that career. For each industry, you’ll see:

  • The official industry name. You can click the link to view a full profile of information about the industry from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The share of all workers in the occupation that are employed by the industry
  • The number of workers in the occupation who were employed in the industry in 2018, followed by the number expected to be employed in 2028
  • The rate of employment growth expected over the ten years in this combination of industry and occupation

Knowing which industries hire workers in any given occupation is valuable information for both first-time job seekers and for people wanting to change jobs or advance in their careers. The industry/occupation employment data in Employment Patterns come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections program.

Video Library

CareerOneStop’s Video Library now includes more than 500 career videos, reflecting nearly 800* occupations.

Each 90-second video includes career details such as:

  • Common job tasks
  • Typical wages
  • Education requirements
  • Current employment outlook data
  • Common settings where people in the field work
  • Challenges unique to the occupation

All videos are closed captioned in English and Spanish. You can view and share any of CareerOneStop’s videos on YouTube, or find them integrated into CareerOneStop’s Occupation Profiles, where you’ll also find additional related career information.

CareerOneStop’s Video Library also includes videos on career clusters, industries, work options, and abilities. Next up: CareerOneStop is updating Industry Videos to reflect current industry data and trend.

*In all, 785 O*NET occupations are depicted in 506 videos; some videos describe more than one related occupation.

Veterans Job Matcher

CareerOneStop’s new Veterans Job Matcher helps transitioning service members and veterans identify civilian careers that match their military experience—and then shows them local job postings for the careers they’re interested in.

Users simply enter their military job title or code, and receive a list of civilian careers that use similar skills and work experience as that military job. For each of the civilian careers on their list, veterans can review basic career information such as typical wages, training expectations, and job outlook. They can easily sort their list to highlight the occupations that might be the best fit for them—and then link to job postings in their local area.

Users can compare civilian career options by several different measures:

  • Typical Pay Grade: the minimum military pay grade that usually qualifies someone for this civilian career. Users can use this to help decide if a civilian career is appropriate for their own career level. If the Typical Pay Grade is the same or very close to their actual Pay Grade, the civilian career may be a good fit; if it’s much higher than their actual Pay Grade, they may not qualify for jobs in that particular field; and if it’s much lower than their actual Pay Grade, they might find that the civilian salary does not meet their requirements.
  • Typical Wages: the median annual salary for all workers in the career.
  • Typical Education: the amount of education that most workers have when they enter the career.
  • Outlook: a measure of how fast the career is expected to grow. This can help users identify demand in the job market for that career.
  • Job postings: when users enter a location, they’ll link directly to local job postings for any career of interest.

The Veterans Job Matcher uses the O*NET Military Search equation, which matches military jobs to civilian careers based on skills and other factors.

Veterans will also find updated content and resources on CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center, including a new Explore Civilian Careers section, an expanded Job Search section, and many new worksheets, resume samples that highlight military experience, and other veteran-specific resources based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Transition Assistance Program.

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