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Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT): Revised Fourth Edition, 1991 (ICPSR 6100) RSS

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First published in 1939, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) groups jobs based on their similarities and defines the structure and content of all listed occupations. The Revised Fourth Edition is the result of ten years of research and verification by job analysts across the nation. Each occupational definition systematically presents the following seven basic parts: an occupational code number, a title, an industry designation, alternate titles, a body of text including a lead statement, task statements, glossary words, and reference titles, undefined related titles, and a definition trailer. The occupational code number and the definition trailer provide data about a particular job's skill requirements, specific vocational training requirements, and year last reviewed by an occupation analyst.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Acknowledgments - Download All Files (6,143 KB)
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DS2:  Alternate Titles - Download All Files (7,082 KB)
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DS3:  Appendix A: Revisions From the Fourth Edition Dictionary of Occupational Titles
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DS4:  Appendix B: Explanation of Data, People, and Things
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DS5:  Appendix C: Components of the Definition Trailer
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DS6:  Appendix D: How to Use the Dictionary of Occupational Titles for Job Placement
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DS7:  Appendix E: Occupational Code Requests
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DS8:  Occupational Categories, Divisions, and Groups - Download All Files (6,198 KB)
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DS9:  Occupational Definitions - Download All Files (6,155 KB)
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DS10:  Contents - Download All Files (6,144 KB)
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DS11:  Miscellaneous Definitions 1 - Download All Files (6,826 KB)
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DS12:  Miscellaneous Definitions 2 - Download All Files (6,144 KB)
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DS13:  Definition Document - Download All Files (29,097 KB)
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DS14:  Occupational Divisions - Download All Files (6,282 KB)
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DS15:  Dictionary of Occupational Titles - Download All Files (6,368 KB)
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DS16:  Forward - Download All Files (6,143 KB)
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DS17:  Glossary - Download All Files (6,683 KB)
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DS18:  Occupational Groups - Download All Files (7,118 KB)
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DS19:  How to Find an Occupational Title and Code - Download All Files (6,155 KB)
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DS20:  Industry Index - Download All Files (6,164 KB)
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DS21:  Introduction - Download All Files (6,147 KB)
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DS22:  Definitions of Masters - Download All Files (6,167 KB)
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DS23:  Message From the Secretary - Download All Files (6,142 KB)
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DS24:  Parts of the Occupational Definition - Download All Files (6,173 KB)
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DS25:  Prefatory Note - Download All Files (6,142 KB)
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DS26:  Readme File - Download All Files (6,245 KB)
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DS27:  Special Notice - Download All Files (6,143 KB)
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DS28:  Term Definitions - Download All Files (6,456 KB)
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DS29:  Title Page - Download All Files (6,142 KB)
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DS30:  Titles - Download All Files (13,058 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Labor, United States Employment Service, and the North Carolina Occupational Analysis Field Center. DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES (DOT): REVISED FOURTH EDITION, 1991. Washington, DC: United States Department of Labor, United States Employment Service, and Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Occupational Analysis Field Center [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06100.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   databases, occupations

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1991

Data Types:   machine-readable text

Methodology

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On-site job analyses conducted in Michigan, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Utah, supervised by a lead field office in North Carolina, supplemented by information gathered from Occupational Code Request forms submitted by DOT users to local Occupational Analysis field offices

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  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 31 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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