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Career report

Career overview (description, tasks)[O*NET-SOC Code]
   "code" : "17-2071.00",
   "title" : "Electrical Engineers",
   "tags" : {
      "bright_outlook" : false,
      "green" : false,
      "apprenticeship" : false
   "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" : "",
            "title" : "Knowledge"

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.
  • tags - indicates whether the career is considered a Bright Outlook occupation, in the bright_outlook tag. Other tags are deprecated and should not be used in new projects.
  • 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 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.

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