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Career report

Career overview (description, tasks)

https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/veterans/careers/[O*NET-SOC Code]
JSON XML
{
   "code" : "17-2071.00",
   "title" : "Electrical Engineers",
   "tags" : {
      "bright_outlook" : false,
      "green" : true,
      "apprenticeship" : false
   },
   "military_jobs" : {
      "air_force" : true,
      "army" : true,
      "coast_guard" : false,
      "marine_corps" : true,
      "navy" : true
   },
   "also_called" : {
      "title" : [
         "Design Engineer",
         "Electrical Engineer",
         "Project Engineer",
         "Test Engineer"
      ]
   },
   "what_they_do" : "Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.",
   "on_the_job" : {
      "task" : [
         "Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.",
         "Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.",
         "Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products."
      ]
   },
   "career_video" : true,
   "resources" : {
      "resource" : [
         {
            "href" : "https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/veterans/careers/17-2071.00/in_the_military",
            "title" : "In the military"
         },
         ...
      ]
   }
}

This response covers a single career in more detail. Not all elements are present, depending on the data available in the career. The following elements may be present:

  • code - the O*NET-SOC code for the career. See the O*NET-SOC Taxonomy page for more information.
  • title - the career name shown in My Next Move for Veterans.
  • tags - indicates whether the career is considered a Bright Outlook or Green occupation, and whether Registered Apprenticeships are available for this career.
  • military_jobs - indicates whether the career is linked to military occupations in each of five branches.
  • also_called - a sample of job titles reported during the O*NET data collection process. Job titles are not available for all careers.
  • what_they_do - the O*NET-SOC description of the career.
  • on_the_job - a sample of tasks performed by workers in the career.
  • career_video - careers with this element have a related video describing the work performed and skills needed. The videos displayed on My Next Move for Veterans are developed and maintained by CareerOneStop external site. Visit CareerOneStop external site directly for information and options for incorporating the videos.
  • resources - links to each of the more detailed career web services, as explained below. Some resources are not available for all careers.

In the military

https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/veterans/careers/[O*NET-SOC Code]/in_the_military
JSON XML
{
   "code" : "53-7064.00",
   "branch" : "all",
   "match" : [
      {
         "branch" : "air_force",
         "active" : true,
         "code" : "2G011",
         "title" : "Logistics Plans Helper (Enlisted)"
      },
      {
         "branch" : "air_force",
         "active" : true,
         "code" : "2G031",
         "title" : "Logistics Plans Apprentice (Enlisted)"
      },
      ...
   ]
}

This response returns military job classifications similar to jobs in the given career. An optional parameter, branch, can be added to limit results to a single service branch. The branch codes are:

  • all - all branches (default)
  • air_force - Air Force (AFSC)
  • army - Army (MOS)
  • coast_guard - Coast Guard (Ratings)
  • marine_corps - Marine Corps (MOS)
  • navy - Navy (Ratings)

Each result includes the code, title, service branch, and whether the code is currently in active use.

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