Years ago vocational experts would look at information published by the US Census, they would look at publications of the Department of Labor Statistics and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The problem was information that was obtained was across some broad areas of jobs and was not broken down in detail by job. That is where the skill and experience of the expert came into play. Now days all most all vocational experts just enter data on the claimants limitations into a software program called Skilltran. The problem then spits out a number based on the accuracy of the information in the program and the programing logic incorporated into the formulas of the program. So in many ways the program is testifying and all the vocational expert is doing is data entry. There are exceptions though but not many.
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