Occupation Summary

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

O*NET 49-9071.00


Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

Annual Wages:
Employment Rate:
Employment is expected to increase by 17.74%.
Education Level:
High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate). According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Business and Industry

  1. Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.
  2. Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  3. Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  4. Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.
  5. Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  6. Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams.
  7. Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  8. Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
  9. Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
  10. Align and balance new equipment after installation.
  11. Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, or other measuring instruments.
  12. Set up and operate machine tools to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures, or tools.
  13. Fabricate or repair counters, benches, partitions, or other wooden structures, such as sheds or outbuildings.
  14. Lay brick to repair or maintain buildings, walls, arches, or other structures.
  15. Grind and reseat valves, using valve-grinding machines.
  16. Assemble boilers at installation sites, using tools such as levels, plumb bobs, hammers, torches, or other hand tools.
  17. Install equipment to improve the energy or operational efficiency of residential or commercial buildings.
  18. Perform routine maintenance on boilers, such as replacing burners or hoses, installing replacement parts, or reinforcing structural weaknesses to ensure optimal boiler efficiency.
  19. Position, attach, or blow insulating materials to prevent energy losses from buildings, pipes, or other structures or objects.
  20. Test and treat water supply.
  21. Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  22. Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  23. Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
  24. Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
  25. Order parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers.
  26. Perform general cleaning duties of buildings or properties.
  27. Train or manage maintenance personnel or subcontractors.
  28. Provide groundskeeping services, such as landscaping or snow removal.
  29. Estimate costs to repair machinery, equipment, or building structures.
  30. Design new equipment to aid in the repair or maintenance of machines, mechanical equipment, or building structures.

National Industry Employment Patterns

Industry % of Maintenance and Repair Workers, General employed Annual Growth Rate
Lessors of real estate 9.5 -0.12
Activities related to real estate 9.2 2.50

Labor Market Information

2018 Statewide average hourly wage $18.25
2018 National average hourly wage $19.72
2016 National employment 1,432,600
2016 Texas employment 113,445
Texas projected employment by 2026 133,575
Texas projected annual employment and Turnover openings through 2026 13,913

* Due to confidentiality rules, not all regions may have the data displayed. The sum of all the regions may not be equal to the state total.

Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Top 10 Relevant Abilities Relevant Importance Levels
Arm-Hand Steadiness
The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Information Ordering
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Finger Dexterity
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Multilimb Coordination
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Static Strength
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Trunk Strength
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Handling and Moving Objects
    -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Getting Information
    -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
Other Activities

  • Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
  • Adjust electrical or mechanical equipment
  • Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
  • Adjust measuring or control devices
  • Adjust medical or laboratory equipment
  • Align machines, equipment, or structures
  • Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
  • Apply cleaning solvents
  • Arrange trial installations of equipment
  • Assemble/Disassemble manufactured products by hand
  • Assemble/Dismantle equipment or machinery
  • Assist mechanic, extractive, or construction trades craft worker
  • Bend tubing or conduit
  • Braze metal parts or components
  • Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
  • Burn (cut) metal objects
  • Calculate heating and cooling load
  • Clean equipment or machinery for optimum performance
  • Clean materials to be welded or soldered
  • Clean rooms, floors or work areas
  • Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
  • Complete routine building maintenance
  • Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
  • Connect electrical equipment to power circuit
  • Construct electrical parts or fixtures
  • Construct wooden frameworks or structures
  • Control HVAC equipment
  • Coordinate equipment or personnel in mechanical repair setting
  • Coordinate production maintenance activities
  • Cut construction material
  • Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
  • De-energize high tension power lines for repairs
  • Detect machinery or equipment malfunctions by listening for abnormalities
  • Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
  • Determine dimensions or characteristics using measuring devices
  • Determine equipment requirements
  • Determine installation, service, or repair needed
  • Determine policies related to administration, standards, or facility maintenance
  • Determine voltage, amperage, or resistance
  • Develop maintenance schedules
  • Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
  • Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
  • Diagnose refrigeration problems
  • Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
  • Ensure conformance to building regulations
  • Erect scaffold on work site
  • Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
  • Establish priorities for self or others
  • Estimate project costs
  • Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
  • Fabricate manufactured products by hand
  • Fabricate sheet metal parts or items
  • Fit construction materials such as wood
  • Follow safety procedures and regulations
  • Identify properties of metals for repair or fabrication activities
  • Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, fire code, or fire hazard compliance
  • Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
  • Inspect machinery or equipment to determine damage, defects, adjustments, repairs, and suitability for use
  • Install electrical fixtures or components
  • Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
  • Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
  • Install equipment or attachments on machinery or related structures
  • Install generating plant equipment
  • Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
  • Install HVAC equipment
  • Install industrial machinery or equipment
  • Install insulating materials
  • Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
  • Install pest control devices and equipment
  • Install pipe or plumbing sections, fittings, or fixtures
  • Install prefabricated building components
  • Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
  • Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
  • Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
  • Interpret information from blueprints, diagrams, schematics, or technical drawings
  • Join wood or other construction materials
  • Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
  • Lay out electrical wiring for buildings or facilities
  • Lay out piping systems
  • Level machines, equipment, or structures
  • Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
  • Maintain construction machinery or equipment
  • Maintain electrician's tools or equipment
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies or forms
  • Maintain masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
  • Maintain mining machinery or equipment
  • Maintain parts inventory
  • Maintain physical building or grounds of property
  • Maintain repair records
  • Maintain small engines
  • Maintain specialized manufacturing or commercial equipment or machinery
  • Maintain welding machines or equipment
  • Maintain work tools or equipment
  • Manage building maintenance projects
  • Mark reference points or cutting lines on work pieces
  • Measure items, parcels, materials, and products
  • Measure work pieces for reference points or cutting lines
  • Monitor equipment or machine operation to detect problems
  • Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
  • Monitor worker performance
  • Move heavy objects
  • Offer purchase, repair, or modification recommendations of furnishings or equipment
  • Operate auxiliary power plant equipment
  • Operate crane in construction, manufacturing, or repair setting
  • Operate hand or power tools
  • Operate high voltage apparatus
  • Operate hoist, winch, or hydraulic boom
  • Operate personnel and material lift equipment
  • Operate pipe fitting equipment
  • Operate pneumatic test equipment
  • Operate pneumatic tools
  • Operate power construction equipment
  • Operate variety of machine tools
  • Order supplies, materials, or equipment
  • Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
  • Paint surfaces such as walls
  • Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
  • Perform basic carpentry
  • Perform basic plumbing
  • Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
  • Perform hydraulic plumbing
  • Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
  • Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
  • Perform safety inspection
  • Perform varied measurements including precision measurements
  • Plan construction of structures or facilities
  • Plan work schedules
  • Position machines, equipment, or structures
  • Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance
  • Prepare instructions for workers
  • Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
  • Purchase supplies, materials, or equipment
  • Read technical, operating, service, or repair manuals or publications
  • Read utilities metering devices
  • Recommend actions to control utility costs
  • Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
  • Repair digital timing devices
  • Repair electrical and telecommunications lines
  • Repair electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
  • Repair electronic components, equipment, or systems
  • Repair electronics manufacturing equipment
  • Repair finish hardware such as locks or hinges
  • Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
  • Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
  • Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
  • Repair measuring or control devices
  • Repair mechanical controls
  • Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
  • Repair mechanical timing devices
  • Repair office, vending, or related equipment
  • Repair prefabricated wooden building components
  • Repair refrigeration or HVAC equipment
  • Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
  • Repair wooden frameworks or structures
  • Repair work tools or equipment
  • Replace door springs, cables, or related components
  • Replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment
  • Replace electronic components
  • Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
  • Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
  • Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
  • Review codes and specifications
  • Review work orders
  • Scarf metal objects
  • Schedule facility or property maintenance
  • Select welding filler rod type
  • Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
  • Set-up electronic systems test equipment
  • Set-up variety of machine tools
  • Set-up welding equipment
  • Shape construction materials such as wood
  • Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
  • Solder metal parts, piping, or components
  • Spot/tack weld materials
  • Tend boilers or related equipment
  • Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
  • Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
  • Test mechanical products or equipment
  • Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
  • Test piping systems or equipment for leaks under pressure
  • Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
  • Trace electrical wiring
  • Train workers in use of equipment or computers
  • Trim metal objects
  • Verify levelness or verticality using level or plumb bob
  • Weld metal parts and components
  • Weld metal structures

  • Independence
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Support
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.


Adjustable widemouth pliers: Water pump pliers; Adjustable widemouth pliers;

Adjustable wrenches: Adjustable crescent wrenches; Adjustable hand wrenches; Adjustable slip lock nut wrenches;

Air compressors: Air compressors;

Alarm systems: Security alarm systems;

Ammeters: Volt-ammeters;

Augers: Augers;

Backhoes: Tractors with backhoe attachments;

Ball peen hammer: Ball peen hammers;

Bench vises: Workshop bench vises;

Biscuit jointers: Biscuit joiners;

Blocks or pulleys: Block and tackle equipment;

Blow torch: Cutting torches;

Brooms: Industrial brooms;

C clamps: Locking C-clamps;

Calipers: Dial calipers;

Caulking guns: Caulking guns;

Claw hammer: Claw hammers;

Cold chisels: Metal chisels;

Conduit benders: Conduit benders;

Demolition hammers: Chipping hammers;

Desktop computers: Desktop computers;

Dewatering pumps: Utility pumps;

Diagonal cut pliers: Diagonal cutting pliers;

Dial indicator or dial gauge: Dial indicators;

Dollies: Dollies;

Drain or pipe cleaning equipment: Power drain cleaners; Pressurized water pigs; Sectional drain cleaning machines; Sewer rodding machines; Sewer tapes; Pipe cleaning equipment; Heavy duty drain cleaning machines; Hand spinners; Drain augers; Drain cleaning cables; Closet augers; Toilet augers;

Drain or toilet plunger: Plungers;

Drilling machines: Drill presses;

Dump trucks: Dump trucks;

End cut pliers: Side cutting pliers;

Feeler gauges: Feeler gauges;

Fish tape: Fish tape pullers;

Front end loaders: Two-wheel drive front end loaders;

Fuse pullers: Fuse pullers;

Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus: Gas welders;

Goggles: Safety goggles;

Grease guns: Grease guns;

Grinders: Hand grinders;

Grinding machines: Valve grinding machines;

Hacksaw: Hacksaws; Mini hacksaws;

Hammer drills: Rotary hammers;

Hammers: Dead blow hammers;

Hand sprayers: Hand operated spray guns;

Hand trucks or accessories: Hand trucks;

Hedge clippers: Electric trimmers;

Hex keys: Hex key sets; Hex wrenches; Allen wrenches;

Hoists: Hoisting equipment;

Hole saws: Hole cutting tools; Circle cutters;

Hose cutter: Gasket cutters;

Hydraulic truck cranes: Hydraulic boom trucks;

Inspection mirror: Inspection mirrors;

Jacks: Hand jacks;

Ladders: Step ladders;

Lawnmowers: Lawn mowers;

Levels: Bubble levels; Hand levels; Spirit levels;

Lifts: Power lifts;

Liquid leak detectors: Ultrasonic leak detectors;

Locking pliers: Channel lock pliers; Locking pliers; Vise grip pliers;

Micrometers: Digital micrometers;

Mitre box: Mitre boxes;

Needlenose pliers: Needlenose pliers;

Notebook computers: Laptop computers;

Nut drivers: Universal nut wrenches; Nut drivers;

Offset socket wrenches: Hollow core socket wrenches; Offset socket wrenches;

Ohmmeters: Volt-ohm meters VOM; Ohmmeters;

Oil can: Oil dispensing cans;

Paint brushes: Paint application brushes;

Paint rollers: Paint application rollers;

Paint sprayers: Paint spray guns;

Personal computers: Personal computers;

Picks: Ice picks;

Pipe or tube cutter: Wide roll pipe cutters; Tubing cutters; Soil pipe cutters; Copper cutting machines; Ratcheting polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters; Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters; Polyvinyl chloride PVC saws; Power pipe cutters; Mini tubing cutters; Pipe cutters;

Pipe vises: Pipe vises; Pipe welding vises; Welding clamps;

Pipe wrenches: End pipe wrenches; Offset pipe wrenches; Pipe wrenches; Straight pipe wrenches;

Plumb bobs: Plumb bobs;

Pneumatic hammer: Jackhammers;

Portable data input terminals: Handheld computers;

Power drills: Power drills; Right-angle drills; Cordless power drills; Direct tap machines; Hammer drills; Hand drills;

Power flaring tool: Flaring tools;

Power nail guns: Electric nail guns;

Power planes: Electric planers;

Power routers: Power routers;

Power sanders: Electric sanders;

Power saws: Concrete saws; Circular saws; Power saws; Radial arm saws; Reciprocating saws; Jig saws; Table saws; Tile saws;

Precision file: Precision files;

Pressure or steam cleaners: High pressure water sprayers;

Protective gloves: Safety gloves;

Pry bars: Pry bars; Crowbars;

Pullers: Chain pullers; Bearing pullers; Comealongs; Compression sleeve pullers; Faucet handle pullers; Faucet stem and cartridge pullers; Tub drain removers;

Punches or nail sets or drifts: Center punches; Pin punches;

Putty knives: Putty knives;

Ratchets: Ratchet wrenches; Manual ratchet threader sets;

Respirators: Dust and particulate respirators;

Rubber mallet: Rubber mallets;

Rulers: Rulers;

Safety harnesses or belts: Protective harnesses;

Safety shoes: Safety shoes;

Saws: Hand saws;

Scaffolding: Scaffolding;

Screw extractors: Screw extractor sets;

Screwdrivers: Flat blade screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers;

Scribers: Scribers;

Sewage pumps: Sewage pumps;

Sharpening stones or tools or kits: Sharpening equipment;

Shears: Shears;

Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine: Shielded arc welding tools;

Shovels: Snow shovels;

Sledge hammer: Sledgehammers;

Slings: Rigging equipment;

Slip or groove joint pliers: Slip joint pliers;

Snow blowers: Snow blowers;

Snowplow attachments: Snowplows;

Socket sets: Socket wrench sets;

Soldering iron: Soldering equipment;

Specialty wrenches: Basin wrenches;

Spot welding machine: Welders; Portable welding machines;

Squares: Combination squares;

Straight edges: Straightedges;

Stripping tools: Wire strippers;

Stud finders: Stud locators;

Tape measures: Measuring tapes;

Tensiometers: Tension gauges;

Threading dies: Pipe threaders;

Threading taps: Tap sets;

Tinners snips: Tin snips;

Torque wrenches: Torque wrenches;

Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe: Lathes;

Trenching machines: Trenchers;

Trowels: Concrete trowels;

Tube bending machine: Tube benders;

Two way radios: Portable two way radios;

Utility knives: Utility knives;

Voltage or current meters: Current testers; Voltage testers;

Water samplers: Water samplers;

Welder torch: Brazing equipment;

Wire cutters: Wire cutting tools;

Wire lug crimping tool: Wire crimpers;

Wire or cable cutter: Conduit cutters;

Workshop cranes: Workshop cranes;


Calendar and scheduling software: Computerized time management systems;

Data base user interface and query software: Data entry software;

Electronic mail software: IBM Notes; Microsoft Outlook;

Enterprise resource planning ERP software: SAP software;

Facilities management software: Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software;

Industrial control software: Digital Direct Control DDC Energy Management software;

Internet browser software: Web browser software;

Office suite software: Microsoft Office software;

Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel;

Word processing software: Microsoft Word;

Related O*NET occupational titles for Maintenance and Repair Workers, General include:
  • 49-9012.00 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
  • 49-2092.00 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
  • 49-9041.00 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • 49-9044.00 Millwrights
  • 49-3051.00 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics
  • 47-2152.01 Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters
  • 47-2152.02 Plumbers
  • 49-9097.00 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
  • 51-8021.00 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Sources of Additional Information
  • For more information, visit: United Handyman Association
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

  • Contact Texas Workforce Commission
    Labor Market and Career Information  |  101 E. 15th Street, Annex Room 0252  |  Austin, Texas 78778
    Official Website  |  1-800-822-PLAN (7526)  |  512.936.3200

    ** The information in this report may be derived from many sources like O*NET, BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook), and Career One Stop.