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Create Occupation Groups

The Occupation Groups lists all the occupation groups available to a school. Pathways includes up to 1600 default occupation groups that link CIP codes to SOCs or NOCs. This gives school administrators the option to quickly set up their programs or certificates based on the known CIP codes of their offerings. School administrators can also create their own Occupation Groups by adding up to 75 occupations to a new Occupation Group to come up with job market data that best suits their unique offerings.

Occupation Groups are lists of occupations, usually grouped by career or education classification, and are used in conjunction with the prospect's search location to determine what specific job market data to display with each certificate. Default Occupation Groups are grouped by Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code.

To navigate to Occupation Groups page

  1. Select Marketing from the first navigation tier.
  2. Navigate to the Pathways > Occupation Groups page from the second navigation tier.

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Pathways comes with 1500+ default Occupation Groups that link CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) codes to government-defined occupation codes; SOC (Standard Occupation Codes) in the US or NOC (National Occupation Codes) in Canada. This gives school administrators the option to quickly set up their programs or certificates based on a keyword search or the known CIP codes of their offerings. School administrators can also create their own custom Occupation Groups.

  1. Navigate to the Occupation Groups page.
  2. Under the Create a New Occupation Group section, type a Name for the Occupation Group.
  3. In the Group Occupations search box, enter the search keyword or CIP code and select the occupations to associate with the new group. You can select up to 75 occupation types. Note that a maximum of 8 occupations will be displayed in the Job Market Outlook, but all associated occupation's salary and job data will be used to present job market data.
  4. Click Create to create the Occupation Group.

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School administrators can create a copy of any default or custom Occupation Group.

  1. Navigate to the Occupation Groups page.
  2. Choose any existing occupation group and select the gear icon button on the right and click Copy.
  3. Edit the new Occupation Group name and list of related occupations.
  4. Click Save to create the Occupation Group copy.

School administrators can quickly find any Occupation Group by using the Filter Options. Occupation Groups can be filtered by CIP code or keyword by entering your search query into the Contains text field.

  1. Under the Filter Options section, type a keyword, CIP code, or occupation name in the Contains text field.
  2. Click Filter to obtain results based on the entered filter options.
  3. Click Clear Filter to reset the filter options and start a new search.

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For information about displaying Job Market Outlook information on your course or certificate page, see the Pathways: Job Market Outlook subform on the Course Profile and the Certificate Profile page.

Subform Field Descriptions

Data Fields / ControlsDescription
NameName for a custom Occupation Group.
Group OccupationsList of occupations in the Occupation Group and occupation search box used to find specific occupations to include in the new Occupation Group.
Contains textKeyword, CIP code, or name to include in a search for Occupation Groups.
CodeThe internal ID assigned to Occupation Groups. Default Occupation Group codes will be that group's Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code. Custom Occupation Groups will be assigned a code.

Occupation Group Table Field Descriptions:

The table can be sorted by columns.

Data Fields / ControlsDescription
NameThe name of the Occupation Group.
Group OccupationsThe list of occupations associated with each Occupation Group.
TypeEither Default (comes loaded with Destiny One) or Custom (when created by a school).
Gear iconSelect to Copy, Edit, or Delete a group. School administrators cannot edit or delete a default Occupation Group but can edit and delete any Occupation Groups they create. School administrators can copy a default Occupation Group and edit or delete the copied group.


Button nameDescription
CreateClick to create a new custom Occupation Group.
FilterClick to obtain filtered results for an Occupation Group search.
Clear FilterClick to reset a search.

For instructions to assign an Occupation Group to a Course or Certificate, please read here.