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Spotlight on O*NET’s New Occupation Titles

October 12, 2009 by Joshua Wright

From the green sector to video game design, an assortment of industries have been expanded to include new occupation titles, according to O*NET’s latest directory. Twelve of the job titles were detailed in this Yahoo! HotJobs article.

Many are adaptions of existing occupations (e.g., wind energy engineers are similar to civil engineers).

The latest directory of job titles from Occupational Information Network (O*Net) features a variety of new entries that many people have never heard before.

Some of these jobs — at least the duties — have been around in some form for a while. What’s new is a “professional pathway” for these careers, according to employment expert and author Laurence Shatkin. “O*Net officially recognizes job titles once there is a critical mass of workers in those jobs and a clear road map for attaining the positions,” he says.

For more on these new titles, go to O*NET’s web site.

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