Transition Time

This interactive tool allows users—a job-seeker or a workforce career counselor, for example—to estimate the preparation time required to transition from one occupation to another. "Transition time," while measured in weeks of academic, technical or vocational training, is a relative measure to provide one with an estimate of the relative ease or difficulty of moving from one type of job to another. This method, in effect, compares the similarity of education and training between occupations.

Type in current or most recent job title:

Select the "official" title that best matches it

Quick Steps to Use This Tool

  1. Type in current/previous job "title."
  2. Click on a best match "official" title for that job (required).

How Can You Use the Resulting List of Occupations?

The transition time is a relative measure to help weigh alternatives in terms of how difficult it might be to change jobs.

  • The first tab shows occupations with similar wages. The other tabs show occupations with higher wages or those that are in high demand.
  • For more information about the destination occupation (e.g., whether the job is in high demand), click on the actual occupation title to get a report.