NOTE: This software is now only available to/through the Vocational Research Institute (VRI) as an option to its CareerScope© Product.
SkillTRAN continues to support the maintenance and support of existing customers of this software.
NEW CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONSIDER JOB BROWSER PRO WEB for an even more powerful set of features!
A complete occupational information resource, OccuBrowse+ is an easy-to-use point and click software program for use by employment counselors, vocational consultants, and job seekers.
Get and print career and occupational information easily and quickly - with no leading questions to answer or input forms to fill out. Get as much, or as little, information as you want. Continued clicking leads you to more detailed information.
Convenient online 'auto-update' service keeps your OccuBrowse+ current.
Quick access to useful, thorough occupational and career information. Find occupations by keyword or browse by groups of similar occupations using extensive crosswalks. Occupational components include:
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OccuBrowse+ (formerly EJA) is an exceptionally fast and versatile occupational exploration and job placement support tool. Access to occupational and employment information has never been easier, or quicker. When people explore careers, they want job descriptions, work requirements, wages, employment outlook, names and locations of any local employers likely to offer employment in their career path, access to job openings and more - and they want it instantly! Cutting through volumes of data to get at useful information is only part of what OccuBrowse+ does well.
Things You can do with OccuBrowse+ in a Few Seconds . . .
Quick Ways to Find an Occupation
Ever had a problem finding a specific occupation and all the information that goes with it? Point-and-Click your way through the occupational information database in a hurry! Click on Occupational Titles, Descriptions, or Both, then enter Key Words and Click to search for occupation matches.
Find occupations within occupational groups. Click to select any of ten indexes to the information database (O*NET, SOC, GOE, OAP, Work Fields, MPSMS, O*NET and others). Click on the major, minor and base title levels to narrow your selection, then Click to display the occupational titles within the occupational group. It’s called a “drill-down” and you will be surprised how easy it is to access occupations within groups.
Civilian equivalents to military occupations work the same way. Click to select the branch of service you wish to access. Click to highlight the military occupation you wish to investigate and the civilian equivalents will be displayed.
Job Descriptions in an Instant
Click - select an occupation. Click - display the job description in task, or paragraph format. There it is faster than you can blink! Review it task-by-task, print it, copy it to the clipboard for use elsewhere. Need educational requirements, physical demands, work situations, environmental variables? Easy! Click - they’re in front of you. Couldn’t be easier.
Easy Access to Labor Market Data
As long as you’re focused on a specific occupation, Click - get national or local employment outlook. How about national, statewide, or local wage and salary data? Click - it’s in front of you.
Identify Potential Employers (Optional)
You’ve selected an occupation; you’ve reviewed the employment outlook and wage data; now you want to list the local employers who are likely to offer employment opportunities for your targeted job. Click - there’s your list. Click - you’re printing it. Great placement support tool.
Occupational Training Focus
It starts with a Job Seeker’s career goal. Click - get a list of schools who offer training and education for the occupational goal you’ve selected. Click on any of the schools in the list to get detailed information like address, phone, tuition and more. Then Click - now you see all the other instructional programs offered by the school. A nice way to answer the “what, where, when does it start” kinds of questions. Click, back to the school list to review another one. Straight forward and convenient. Click to jump to a school’s web page.
From “Dead-Ends” to Career Paths
In truth, there is no such entity as a “dead-end” job. Instead, OccuBrowse+ views them as steps to something better. Select a career goal. Click - out comes the list of occupations beginning with entry level and proceeding up the ladder to the career goal. Review each job on the ladder for tasks, labor market outlook, wage and salary and possible employers. Nice way to help a Job Seeker get focused.
The OccuBrowse+ Database
The occupational database is obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. It includes information on 12,761 occupations contained in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, along with job performance descriptor definitions and ratings for each occupation. Occupational Unit descriptions for 900 OUs in the SOC-based O*NET are also included. DOT and O*NET occupational unit descriptions can be displayed and/or printed in task or paragraph format.
Employment and Wage Data
National Employment Projections (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
National, State, MSA and Balance of State Employment & Wage Extimates (BLS)
State and Sub-State Employment Projections (some states Labor Market Information sources)
National Census Wage and Employment Estimates
Occupational Outlook (Projections)
National OES-based Occupational Projections (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Statewide OES-based Occupational Projections (BLS & state Labor Market sources)
Sub-State OES-based Occupational Projections (BLS & state Labor Market Information sources)
The Occupational Outlook Handbook
The entire Occupational Outlook Handbook (BLS) is contained in the software. The OOH is an additional source of occupational wage and employment outlook information to the OES data listed above.
Job Openings - When a list of occupations is displayed, the user can right click on one and select Open Jobs in the related menu. OccuBrowse+ then offers selections of internet sites to query for job openings. This powerful feature makes use of web crawlers that are constantly on the lookout for job openings throughout the nation. AJB is also included as one of the selections.
Schools and Training Web Pages, Internet Access - When a list of occupations is displayed, the user can hightlight one or more, then click on the “Schools” button. When the button is clicked, a list of locations in a selected state displays the list of schools where training for the highlighted occupation is available. By then clicking on a school name the software connects to the Department of Education’s “Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System” (IPEDS) web page. Some schools shown in the IPEDS file also contain a link to the school’s web page.
Employer Names and Addresses (Optional)
A database containing potential employer names and addresses can be added to the software. The list is optional at extra cost. The list provides you with a ready-to-use database of potential employer names and addresses in your geographical area. It is used to prepare a list of businesses and public organizations likely to employ workers in specific occupations. Thus, you can quickly generate a list of employers in the job seeker’s geographic area that may have openings for the job seeker’s kind of work experience.
Important Note: All OccuBrowse+ features and functions are also contained in OASYS and OASYS Job Match software.
Seven OccuBrowse+ screens will be displayed when you select the "OccuBrowse+ Screens" button:
The OccuBrowse+ Home Screen
The Browse Screen
The List Screen
The Description Screen
The Wage & Employment Screen
The Web Crawler Screen
The Job Openings Screen