The framework divides career is in one of five Job Zones, based on similar level of experience, education and training. The Job Zone choice at your end is based on how much education, training, and experience you ready to invest before starting a career. The Job Zone is a critical input to the algorithm which serves you the career options so choosing the right one in your exploration is essential. Given below some information which can help you make your choice.

 

Job Zone Preperation Needed Education Examples
Job Zone One Little or No Preparation Needed High school diploma / GED certificate (Grade 12th or less) Taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, construction laborers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses etc.
Job Zone Two Some Preparation Needed High school diploma (Grade 12th / Vocational Training /Diploma) Sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers etc.
Job Zone Three Medium Preparation Needed Training in vocational schools, relatedon-the-job experience, or an associate's degree / diploma Food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, interviewers, and insurance sales agents etc.
Job Zone Four Considerable Preparation Needed Four-year / Three-year bachelor's degree Accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and special agents etc.
Job Zone Five Extensive Preparation Needed Master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree) Lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers etc.

 

Education Levels 

1 Less than a High School Diploma
2 High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
3 Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
4 Some College Courses
5 Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
6 Bachelor's Degree
7 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree, but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master
8 Master's Degree
9 Post-Master's Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master's degree, but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level
10 First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession
11 Doctoral Degree
12 Post-Doctoral Training

Expereince Levels

1 None
2 Up to and including 1 month
3 Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
4 Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
5 Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
6 Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
7 Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
8 Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
9 Over 6 years, up to and including 8 years
10 Over 8 years, up to and including 10 years
11 Over 10 years

SVP Levels

The following is an explanation of the various levels of specific vocational preparation (SVP)

1 Short demonstration only
2 Anything beyond short demonstration up to and including 1 month
3 Over 1 month up to and including 3 months
4 Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
5 Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
6 Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
7 Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
8 Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
9 Over 10 years