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Industry listing

https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/industries/
JSON XML
{
   "industry" : [
      {
         "href" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/industries/72",
         "code" : 72,
         "title" : "Accommodation and Food Services"
      },
      {
         "href" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/industries/56",
         "code" : 56,
         "title" : "Administrative and Support Services"
      },
      ...
   ]
}

This response lists industries, which are broad groups of businesses or organizations with similar activities, products, or services. Occupations are considered part of an industry based on their employment.

Occupations in industry

https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/industries/[industry code]
JSON XML
{
   "industry" : "53",
   "sort" : "percent",
   "start" : 1,
   "end" : 9,
   "total" : 9,
   "occupation" : [
      {
         "href" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/occupations/41-2021.00/",
         "code" : "41-2021.00",
         "title" : "Counter and Rental Clerks",
         "tags" : {
            "bright_outlook" : false,
            "green" : false
         },
         "percent_employed_by_industry" : [
            {
               "code" : 53,
               "percent" : 49
            },
            {
               "code" : 44,
               "percent" : 19
            },
            {
               "code" : 81,
               "percent" : 16
            }
         ],
         "projected_growth" : "Average",
         "projected_openings" : 61800
      },
      {
         "href" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/occupations/11-9141.00/",
         "code" : "11-9141.00",
         "title" : "Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers",
         "tags" : {
            "bright_outlook" : true,
            "green" : false
         },
         "percent_employed_by_industry" : [
            {
               "code" : 53,
               "percent" : 45
            }
         ],
         "projected_growth" : "Faster than average",
         "projected_openings" : 28300
      },
      ...
   ]
}

This response lists occupations where a significant percentage of workers are employed by the requested industry. Instead of an industry code, developers may pass the value all to retrieve occupations in any industry.

Industry and employment information comes from Bureau of Labor Statistics external site 2016-2026 employment projections. Data is collected for SOC occupations, which can correspond to more than one O*NET-SOC occupation. Detailed O*NET-SOC occupations are returned in a detailed_occupations element inside the SOC-level parent.

Returned occupations include:

  • percent_employed_by_industry - indicates the percentage of workers employed by the industry indicated by the code attribute. One element is included for every industry employing at least 10% of workers.
  • projected_growth - estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026)
  • projected_openings - estimated job openings due to growth and replacement over the projections period

By default, returned occupations are sorted by percent employed by the requested industry. When the value all is used, occupations are sorted by occupation title. You can change this by passing the optional sort parameter:

  • percent - sort by percent employed (default)
  • name - sort by occupation title (default when listing all industries)
  • code - sort by O*NET-SOC code
  • growth - fastest growing occupations are returned first
  • openings - occupations with most projected openings are returned first

The result list is paged, returning 20 occupations at a time by default. To navigate the full set of results, use the link rel="next" and link rel="prev" elements, or provide start and end parameters to jump directly to the desired results.

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