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Occupational Requirements Survey: Overview

The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is an establishment-based survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ORS publishes job-related information regarding physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mental requirements. Current ORS data products and additional information can be found at www.bls.gov/ors.

Quick Facts: Occupational Requirements Survey
Subject areas Job requirements
Key measures
  • Environmental conditions
  • Physical demand
  • Cognitive and mental requirements
  • Education, training, and experience
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses and governments
Classification system Industry, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail National
Scope Private sector, State and local government
Key products
Program webpage

www.bls.gov/ors

Last Modified Date: April 29, 2019