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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

Quick Facts: Occupational Requirements Survey
Subject areas Job requirements
Key measures
  • Cognitive and mental requirements
  • Education, training, and experience
  • Environmental conditions
  • Physical demand
How the data are obtained Government agencies, Survey of businesses
Classification 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