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Occupational Requirements Survey: Overview

The Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) is a survey of establishments in private industry and state and local government conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The ORS publishes information about job requirements, including physical demands; environmental conditions; education, training, and experience; as well as cognitive and mental requirements. This Handbook of Methods explains the process and concepts for the 2019–23 reference period estimates.

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
Classification 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: July 08, 2022