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Abilities summary

https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/occupations/[O*NET-SOC Code]/summary/abilities
JSON XML
{
   "code" : "17-2051.00",
   "report" : "summary",
   "display" : "short",
   "element" : [
      {
         "id" : "1.A.1.b.4",
         "related" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/occupations/17-2051.00/related/abilities/1.A.1.b.4",
         "name" : "Deductive Reasoning",
         "description" : "The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense."
      },
      {
         "id" : "1.A.1.b.5",
         "related" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/online/occupations/17-2051.00/related/abilities/1.A.1.b.5",
         "name" : "Inductive Reasoning",
         "description" : "The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)."
      },
      ...
   ]
}

This response returns the top ability descriptors for an occupation. Each element item includes the ID, name, and description of the corresponding Content Model element. The related attribute links to additional occupations where the element is important; see the Related occupations for Abilities service.

Up to 5 descriptors are returned by default. To see all descriptors important to this occupation, set the optional display parameter to long.

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