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O*NET Job Zones

JobZone One: Little or No Preparation Needed

Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.

Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.

Examples: These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include counter and rental clerks, dishwashers, sewing machine operators, landscaping and groundskeeping workers, logging equipment operators, and baristas.

SVP Range: Below 4.0

JobZone Two: Some Preparation Needed

Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Examples: These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include orderlies, forest firefighters, customer service representatives, security guards, upholsterers, and tellers.

SVP Range: 4.0 to < 6.0

JobZone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam in order to perform the job.

Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Examples: These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include hydroelectric production managers, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, court reporters, and medical assistants.

SVP Range: 6.0 < 7.0

JobZone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Examples: Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.

SVP Range: 7.0 < 8.0

JobZone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a masters degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Job Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Examples: These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, surgeons, and veterinarians.

SVP Range: 8.0 and above

JobZone Not Available

Some occupations do not have a JobZone designation. The most common reason for this is that the occupation is a broad occupation that O*NET has broken out into more detailed occupations. Another reason my be that the duties and requirements of the occupation are too broad or detailed to fit in one primary Job Zone.
31-9096.00Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers32
35-3041.00Food Servers, Nonrestaurant12
37-2012.00Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners21
43-4141.00New Accounts Clerks23
51-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers23
51-5112.00Printing Press Operators32
51-6052.00Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers32
53-6011.00Bridge and Lock Tenders12

The occupations listed below had their JobZone information added in version 25.0 of the O*NET Database by the National O*NET Consortium.

CodeTitleJob Zone
11-3031.00Financial Managers4
11-3071.00Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers4
11-9013.00Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers4
13-1031.000Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators4
13-1041.00Compliance Officers3
13-2011.00Accountants and Auditors4
17-2111.00Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors4
17-2121.00Marine Engineers and Naval Architects4
17-3011.00Architectural and Civil Drafters3
17-3012.00Electrical and Electronics Drafters3
17-3023.00Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians3
17-3031.00Surveying and Mapping Technicians3
19-1031.00Conservation Scientists4
19-3091.00Anthropologists and Archeologists5
19-4051.00Nuclear Technicians3
27-2012.00Producers and Directors4
27-2041.00Music Directors and Composers4
27-2042.00Musicians and Singers3
27-3043.00Writers and Authors4
33-1021.00First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers3
33-2021.00Fire Inspectors and Investigators3
33-3021.00Detectives and Criminal Investigators3
33-3051.00Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers3
41-3031.00Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents4
43-3021.00Billing and Posting Clerks2
43-4031.00Court, Municipal, and License Clerks2
43-4041.00Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks2
43-9041.00Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks2
45-1011.00First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers3
45-2092.00Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse1
47-2152.00Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters3
49-3023.00Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics3
49-9021.00Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers3
51-4121.00Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2
51-9071.00Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers3
51-9195.00Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic2
53-5021.00Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels3
53-6051.00Transportation Inspectors4

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