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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 produce estimates 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 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


Last Modified Date: June 13, 2018