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Occupational Requirements Survey: Home

The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to collect data about the requirements of work. This establishment survey collects information about the physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training, and mental requirements for jobs in the U.S. economy. 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 Cognitive and mental requirements, Education and training, Environmental conditions, Physical demands of job
How the data are obtained Survey of businesses
Classification system Industry, Occupation
Periodicity of data availability Annual
Geographic detail National
Scope Civilian noninstitutional population, Private sector, State and local government
Key products

News releases

Occupational group profiles

Database query tool

Program webpage


Last Modified Date: March 29, 2017