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Job Outlook

https://services.onetcenter.org/ws/veterans/careers/[O*NET-SOC Code]/job_outlook
JSON XML
{
   "code" : "49-9021.02",
   "outlook" : {
      "description" : "New job opportunities are very likely in the future.",
      "category" : "Bright"
   },
   "bright_outlook" : {
      "description" : "This career will grow rapidly in the next few years.",
      "category" : [
         "Grow Rapidly"
      ]
   },
   "salary" : {
      "soc_code" : "49-9021",
      "annual_10th_percentile" : 29120,
      "annual_median" : 47080,
      "annual_90th_percentile" : 75330,
      "hourly_10th_percentile" : 14,
      "hourly_median" : 22.64,
      "hourly_90th_percentile" : 36.22
   },
   "green" : {
      "description" : "Green jobs will increase the demand for this type of work.",
      "category" : "Increased Demand"
   }
}

This response returns information related to job opportunities and employment for the career.

The outlook element indicates whether job opportunities are likely in the future. One of three category values is returned:

  • Bright - the career meets one or more Bright Outlook criteria
  • Average - the career does not meet Bright Outlook criteria, but is projected to have at least a 5% increase in employment over 2016-2026
  • Below Average - the career does not meet Bright or Average criteria.

My Next Move for Veterans illustrates each outlook category with a graphic, as shown below. Developers can download multiple sizes and formats from the O*NET Graphics page.

Bright   Average   Below Average

The bright_outlook element is present if the career meets Bright Outlook criteria. One or more category elements are returned to indicate the criteria matched:

  • Grow Rapidly - the career will grow rapidly in the next few years
  • Openings - the career will have large numbers of openings
  • New & Emerging - this is a new and emerging career

The salary element provides annual and/or hourly wages, from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics external site wage estimates. The soc_code attribute indicates the SOC code for which the estimate was published. The median, 10th percentile, and 90th percentile estimates are provided when available. If the estimated salary is greater than the maximum reported by BLS, the maximum number will be returned in an element suffixed by "_over": for example, an annual_median_over element would be present and the annual_median element would be missing.

The green element is present when the career has been identified as part of the green economy. One of three category values is returned:

  • Increased Demand - the green economy will increase the demand for this type of work
  • Changed Work - the green economy will change the work and skills needed on the job
  • New & Emerging - the career represents a new type of work created by the green economy

My Next Move for Veterans illustrates each Green occupation with a graphic, as shown below. Developers can download multiple sizes and formats from the O*NET Graphics page.

Green

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